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Why is critical infrastructure protection important? Attacks on critical infrastructure could significantly disrupt the functioning of government and business alike and produce cascading effects far beyond the targeted sector and physical location of the incident. >>>Read More
Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense currently has a School Safety and Terrorism Program that includes partnerships with other Government of Guam agencies such as Guam Department of Education, Guam Fire Department and the Guam Police Department.
Chemicals are found everywhere. They purify drinking water, increase crop production, and simplify household chores. >>>Read More
The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. >>>Read More
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment. >>>Read More
When natural disasters occur, it is the responsibility of the local government to respond. When efforts are not sufficient to effectively cope with the direct results of the disaster, Federal assistance is available to supplement the local government. >>>Read More
When disasters take place, the individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides money and services to people in the disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged and destroyed. >>>Read More
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. This is achieved through risk analysis, which results in information that provides a foundation for mitigation activities that reduce risk, and flood insurance that protects financial investment.