Chapter 12: Prepare

All emergencies are local events, at least initially, so look at your preparation from the perspective of yourself as an individual, and that of your…

Chapter 11: Prevent

Prevention is the best way to avoid problems in your community. There are ways to help prevent bad things from happening to you and others.…

Chapter 10: The National Issues

As a result of my participation at Ground Zero and my conference calls with NIOSH and the CDC—as well as the research behind the White…

Chapter 9: The Next Steps in New York

After the exposure scare at NBC studios, bioterrorism was on our minds. Fortunately, for the volunteers, they had not been exposed to anthrax. But this…

Chapter 8: Danger: Roadblocks Ahead

I sought—and continue to seek—opinions from experts who have set up command posts at the site. The EPA, FEMA, the New York State Health Department,…

Chapter 5: Asking the Right Questions

At the clinic, each day saw more and more officers seeking medical checkups. During the first days, we admitted about seventy people. By the end…

Chapter 4: The Ground Zero Clinic

Once in New York, we set up camp. We took a school/administrative building and changed a portion of it into a dormitory and a field…