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1

The principal man-made disasters are:
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1) Plant fires
2) Chemical accidents
3) Transportation accidents
4) Public demonstrations / civil disturbances
5) Bomb threats
6) Sabotage
7) Radiological accidents
8) Labor disturbances / strikes

2

The most important aspect of plans for coping with major plant fires is ______

the development of mutual assistance agreements.

3

The biggest single need to combat plant fires is not manpower or equipment, but _______

the ability to respond quickly and confine the fire to manageable limits.

4

All hazardous chemicals being transported must be ______

appropriately labeled as to identification and caution.

5

Regardless of the type of transportation accident, the first consideration should be ______

to save lives.

6

Public demonstrations and civil disturbances can usually be _______

watched and planned for in order to arrange for control measures.

7

No facility is immune to sabotage, but _______________ will help prevent it.

reducing target accessibility and vulnerability

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Methods of sabotage may be classified as follows:
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1) Chemical
2) Electric of electronic
3) Explosive
4) Incendiary devices
5) Mechanical
6) Psychological

9

A large proportion of energy in a nuclear explosion is emitted in the form of _____ and _____ generally referred to as ________________.

light
heat
thermal radiation

10

A nuclear detonation produces this kind of pulse

an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse)