SUBURBAN MUTUAL ASSISTANCE RESPONSE TEAM

SMART

Threat Advisory

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SEVERE

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  • Obtain a copy of Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected brochure from your local Red Cross Chapter.
  • Develop an emergency communications plan, which involves selecting an out-of-town contact whom your family can call or e-mail in case of emergency to check on each other, and establish a meeting place for family members.
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit, which should include a three-day supply of food, first aid kit, necessary medications, battery operated radio and extra batteries, clothing, and bedding.
  • Schools should develop written emergency plans to address all hazards, including plans to maintain safety of students, staff, and faculty, as well as emergency communication plan to notify parents in the event of an incident.


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GUARDEDELEVATEDHIGHSEVERE

GUARDED

Complete recommended actions at lower levels

  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to local law enforcement authorities, the Illinois State Police, or the FBI.
  • Review stored disaster supplies and replace items that are outdated.
  • Review emergency communication play.
  • Establish an alternate meeting place away from home with family and friends.
  • Schools should conduct safety training and emergency drills following their written emergency plans.

LOW

GUARDEDELEVATEDHIGHSEVERE

ELEVATED

Complete recommended actions at lower levels

  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to local law enforcement authorities, the Illinois State Police, or the FBI.
  • Ensure disaster supplies kit is stocked and ready.
  • Check telephone numbers and e-mail addresses in your family emergency communications plan and update as necessary.
  • If not known to you, contact school to determine their emergency notification and evacuation plans for children.
  • Develop alternate routes to and from work or school and practice them.

LOW

GUARDEDELEVATEDHIGHSEVERE

HIGH

Complete recommended actions at lower levels

  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it to local law enforcement authorities, the Illinois State Police, or the FBI.
  • Revisit disaster plan with family.
  • Exercise caution when traveling.
  • Have shelter-in-place materials on hand and review procedure in Terrorism: Preparing for the Unexpected brochure.
  • Discuss children's fears concerning possible terrorist attacks.
  • If need is announced, donate blood at designated blood collection center.

LOW

GUARDEDELEVATEDHIGHSEVERE

SEVERE

Complete recommended actions at lower levels

  • Be prepared to shelter-in-place or evacuate if instructed to do so by local government.
  • Listen to radio or TV for current information and instructions.
  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it immediately to local law enforcement, the Illinois State Police, or the FBI.
  • Contact your work and school to determine the status of your work or school day.
  • Adhere to any travel restrictions announced by local government authorities.
  • Discuss children's fears concerning possible or actual terrorist attacks.

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