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Building the Right Regional Framework for Preparedness and Response

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Edwin Meese

Topic: Government (Local and municipal government)
Social conditions (Safety and security)

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.


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