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- Emergency management : Preparation and response to natural disasters, accidents, and deliberate violence at both the routine local level and when local resources are overwhelmed
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security : An executive (cabinet-level) department of the United States government whose primary mission is to protect the security of the nation.
- National Incident Management System : A system for managing emergencies and special incidents, including the Incident Command System at the tactical level and under the National Response Framework at the national policy level
- National Response Framework : Add brief definition or description
- Stafford Act : Principal legal authority for U.S. Federal assistance in domestic disasters
- James Witt : Add brief definition or description
- Michael Brown : Add brief definition or description
- W. Craig Fugate : Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Obama Administration; former Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM); early career as firefighter
- Incident Command System : An increasingly worldwide set of procedures and doctrines for operational response to emergencies requiring response from different organizations, ranging from multiple units of the same local fire department or police force, to major disasters covering large regions and requiring national or international resources
- 9-11 Attack : The largest terrorist attack on the continental United States, occurring on September 11, 2001, using hijacked airliners as suicide weapons against major buildings.
- Hurricane Katrina : The most economically destructive hurricane to strike the United States, making landfall on 28 August 2005
- Hurricane Ike : A category 2 hurricane causing massive damage in the Galveston Bay, Texas area, landing September 13th, 2008.
- Oklahoma City bombing : The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168, by Timothy McVeigh, and a collaborator, Terry Nichols, with an anti-government agenda.
- Biological weapon : Living organisms, or substances produced by living organisms, used as weapons to produce death or disease in human or agricultural populations
- Chemical weapon : A weapon that cause death or disease by means of chemical interaction with the metabolism of the victim, as opposed to causing injury through blast, thermal, or other effects not on a molecular level
- CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force : Under United States Northern Command, a U.S. Army organization, complemented with National Guard units, for responding to domestic chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological and high-yield explosive events in the United States and Canada
- Decontamination : The efforts to safeguard property and people that have been exposed to chemical, nuclear, or biological agents.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation : The principal U.S. Federal police agency, part of the U.S. Department of Justice and the United States intelligence community, who has arrest authority, and is the primary authority for a variety of domestic crimes, civilian counterespionage within the United States, and organized crime
- Meteorology : The interdisciplinary scientific study of the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, including weather studies and forecasting
- Nuclear weapon : A weapon that produces extremely powerful explosions from principles involving subatomic particle reactions, rather than the chemical reactions among atoms that power conventional explosives
- Process Safety Management (United States) : A regulation promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1992 and intended to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive "Highly Hazardous Chemicals" (HHCs) from processes.
- Radiological weapon : A weapon that uses explosives or other mechanical means to disperse radioactive substances that present a hazard of producing acute radiation syndrome or other harmful effects, such as contaminating an area and making it unusable
- Three Mile Island : A partial meltdown of the nuclear power core, at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in 1979.
- Weapons of mass destruction : Weapons that cause death or injury not primarily through kinetic energy of projectiles or the detonation of conventional explosives, but rather produce large-scale effects greater than possible with the same weight of explosives weapons; by means heat, blast and radiation from nuclear weapon; poisoning by chemical weapon; infectious disease by biological weapons; or acute or chronic radiation syndromes from radiological weapons.