Homeland security guidelines available from WEMD

With the nation’s terrorist threat level raised to orange or “high risk” Tuesday, it seems like a good idea to remind people that Washington’s Emergency Management Division (WEMD) has published new guidelines to help businesses, county and local governments, tribes, neighborhoods, families and individuals to plan their own homeland security protective actions.

The plan guides are tied to each level of the national Homeland Security Advisory System and provide checklists that enable individuals, agencies, businesses and organizations to determine appropriate security response and deployment plans when advisory system charges are issued.

The guidelines, which are divided into three separate guides, are available at the following Website: emd.wa.gov/.

In addition to the information in the guidelines, WEMD staff and local emergency managers can provide assistance on homeland security questions.