In the aftermath of September 11th we have been left with the reality that disaster preparedness must now refer not only to natural disasters, but to man-made ones as well. Part of being prepared for a crisis is learning to identify the various types of possible terrorist attacks and the appropriate actions to take to ensure your safety. Terrorists seek to exploit our fear and anxiety, to capitalize on our insecurities and attempt to weaken our resolve. Yet we are not unequipped to meet this challenge; by making ourselves informed we strike a crushing blow to terrorists and inhibit their ability to use fear and uncertainty as weapons. Nevadans must be aware that knowing what to do in the event of an attack is an essential part of being prepared and may make all the difference in a time of crisis when seconds count.