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The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City, by deploying medical countermeasures, equipment, and technical assistance within in seven hours. These attacks prompted federal legislation and directives to strengthen public health emergency readiness. Captured at an unidentified location, this particular image depicts two SNS first responders, in the process of conducting an inventory of medical supplies to be transported to the World Trade Tower, Ground Zero disaster site, from this SNS warehouse.
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“CDC’s SNS is the nation’s largest supply of potentially life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. The stockpile ensures the right medicines and supplies are available when and where needed to save lives.”

“When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that medicine and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, the repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies, simultaneously.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Kamelya Hinson
Creation Date:2001
Photo Credit:Strategic National Stockpile Communications Team
Links:CDC - Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response; Strategic National Stockpile
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.