Orange County residents can best cope with potential terrorism and other crisis situations by preparing in advance.
Preparedness begins with each individual and extends to their families, friends and co-workers. While there is no way to predict terrorism, or where you will be if it happens, advance planning will help protect you and your loved ones.
In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a national "If You See Something, Say Something™" public awareness campaign. This is a simple and effective program to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and violent crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper state and local law enforcement authorities. Homeland security begins with hometown security, where an alert public that practices common sense can play a critical role in keeping our community safe.
- Get detailed information on how to prepare again terrorism at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Read the Orange County Sheriff’s Department blog and visit the Counter Terrorism Bureau page.
- Download free publications at the Department of Homeland Security.
- Check out a guide on terrorism emergency preparedness from the County of Orange Health Care Agency.
- Learn more about local terrorism prevention resources at the Orange County Intelligence Assessment Center.