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Early-Warning Crisis Management Systems for CBRNe Attacks in High-Threat Infrastructures

  • Paolo CastelliEmail author
Conference paper

Abstract

Civil protection against accidents, due to toxic agents, is of high priority by the authorities involved. To this end, the following is first the description of a system that employs chemical detectors, used in conjunction with cameras in order to verify if an accident has actually happened. The Olympic Games or other similar events with large crowds require the preparation of contingency plans to ensure the public’s safety even in the event of a terrorist attack. Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive substances can be used in these attacks, and it is useful to simulate the behavior of the population with models. The aim is to reliably understand the risks associated with possible threat scenarios in order to protect critical infrastructures and plan event security. It also presents a model of the American national health system that intention is to be able to cope with accident scenarios involving many victims. The National Security Department has prepared 15 incident scenarios, each of which provides hypotheses based on which medical and logistic effects are described. Finally, there is a study that deals with the possibility of protecting people in shelters equipped with special filtration systems.

Keywords

SAW: Surface acoustic wave detectors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fire Service DepartmentRomaItaly

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