Building the Right Regional Framework for Preparedness and Response
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Edwin Meese
Keywords: Homeland defense; regional
State and local first responders are essential partners in the war on terrorism. When the Pentagon was attacked on 9/11, it was police, fire, and emergency services personnel from nearby counties that reacted. These state and local officials need to have input to planning at the federal level.