The Oklahoma City bombings of 1995 were the largest organized domestic terrorism activity within the United States. Within 90 minutes of the bombings Timothy McVeigh was arrested for unlawful possession of weapons followed by the arresting of Terry Nichols by the forensic department. Both these individuals were linked to the explosions. However, as part of the formal investigation conducted by the FBI 28000 interviews were carried out and consequently, one billion pieces of information were collected. (Testimony, 2002)
First responders can act as role models for the entire community except being able to protect their own families. These people can be trained about building an emergency kit and a family emergency plan. Along with this they need to be able to have a contingency plan in case any disaster strikes. As terrorist attacks can happen anywhere anytime, therefore, first responders need to be trained in handling such situations by putting them through simulated situations.
Testimony. (2002, February 6). FBI. Retrieved January 5, 2014, from http://www.fbi.gov/news/testimony/the-terrorist-threat-confronting-the-united-states
Â Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureaus. (n.d.). First Responders. Retrieved January 5, 2014, from http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/emergency-information/guidelines/first-responders.html