START's Tierney quoted regarding CERTs
START investigator Dr. Kathleen Tierney was quoted heavily in a recent Christian Science Monitor article regarding increased interest in training everday citizens to to act as first responders in the case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster. Speaking about CERTS -- citizen emergency response teams -- Tierney was quoted as saying, "'People in places that never saw themselves at risk before are getting involved in it and it's improving our overall ability to deal with all kinds of disasters.'" Dr. Tierney heads START's Working Group on Societal Responses to Terrorist Threats and Attacks. The full article, "Civil defense makes a comeback in US" (July 16, 2005), is available for purchase from the Christian Science Monitor's online archives.