Homeland Security & Information on Terrorism

Be Ready

  • Be Ready Website  - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Lots of information on personal emergency preparation, like how to make a family emergency plan, and steps to take to prepare for a possible emergency of any type.
  1. Bioterrorism
  2. Radiological (Nuclear) Terrorism
  3. Fact Sheets
  4. Terrorism


  • Smallpox information - California Governor's Office of Emergency Services' (OES) Safety Information and Referral Line:
    • Toll-free number 800-550-5234
    • TDD number 800-550-5281
  • National Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Smallpox Hotline:
    • English 888-246-2675
    • Español 888-246-2857
    • TTY 866-874-2646
  • What Should I Know About Smallpox? - Plain-language answers to common questions about smallpox (CDC)
  • Smallpox Information - A page of links to a broad range of information on smallpox (California Governor's Office of Emergency Services)
  • Smallpox Basics - Resources on smallpox-related issues, like information about the disease itself, the vaccine, who shouldn't get the vaccine, and vaccine side effects. (CDC) (en Español)
  • 1-hour radio program answering many common questions about the smallpox vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Talk of the Nation from National Public Radio on December 17, 2002. You will need a media player on your computer to be able to listen to this program.
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response - Online resources about commonly-mentioned bioterrorism topics like smallpox, anthrax, radiological (nuclear) threats, and chemical threats. (National Centers for Disease Control)
  • Public Health Assessment of Potential Biological Terrorism Agents - Summary of a formal report describing the relative risks of various possible biological terrorism events, like an anthrax or smallpox incident, to help the CDC plan how to respond to such incidents. (National Centers for Disease Control)