Expert advice on terrorism: use common sense

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When emergency service workers gather at a convention, what advice do they give average citizens on preparing for a terrorist attack? It amounts to very basic tips, says the Philadelphia Inquirer: Stockpile food and water, stay up on the news, keep handy a list of emergency phone numbers, stash away some cash. Emergency officers from the around the nation are gathering at their annual convention, this year in Philadelphia. But people should also relax and go about their lives, Baxter said. The head of a Connecticut emergency agency advised the public to relax: “Rest assured…have confidence that the EMS, police, and fire department are ready, prepared and will be there.”


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