Survey: Natural Disasters, Terrorist Threats Top Americans’ Public Safety Concerns – EHS Today

Three in five Americans are most concerned about emergencies involving a natural disaster or terrorist attack, with a health pandemic closely following as a top concern among 46 percent of respondents, according to Federals Signal’s 2010 Public Safety survey.

The survey of 2,020 adults was conducted to uncover Americans’ chief concerns and most likely behaviors in emergencies. Federal Signal released the survey results Dec. 1 at a Safe America Foundation (SAF) meeting of public safety leaders and government officials. Safe America leaders also outlined plans to mobilize 1million people to be involved in disaster training programs leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.