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Appendix C Essential Capabilities Needed for Preparedness Source: lOM. 2002. Preparing for Terrorism: Tools for Evaluating the Metropolitan Medical Response System Program. Washington, DC: National Acaclemies Press, pp. 15-159. I. Relationship development 2. Communication system development 3. Hazard assessment 4. Training 5. Equipment and supplies 6. Mass immunization and prophylaxis 7. Addressing the information needs of the public and the news media 8. First responder protection 9. Rescue and stabilization of victims 10. Diagnosis and agent iclentif~cation . Decontamination of victims 12. Transportation of victims 3. Distribution of supplies, equipment, ant! pharmaceuticals 14. Shelter ant! feeding of evacuated and displaced persons 15. Definitive medical care (inclucles mass immunization or distribution of drugs or vaccines) 16. Mental health services for responders, victims, caregivers, and their families 7. Volunteer utilization and control S. Crowd and traffic control ~ 9. Evacuation and quarantine decisions and operations 20. Fatality management 21. Environmental cleanup, physical restoration of facilities, and certification of safety 22. Follow-up study of responder, caregiver, anti victim health 23. Process for continuous evaluation of needs and resources 32