Learning From History
After 9/11, it was felt by spending billions of dollars to strengthen securityiii, the challenge of countering terrorism would be met. Yet many of the same issues encountered on 9/11, such as lack of interoperability and uncontrolled mass evacuation remain a significant unsolved aspect of security.
The Glasgow Airport attack was a terrorist ramming attack that occurred on 30 June 2007, at 15:11 BST, when a dark green Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane canisters was driven at the glass doors of the Glasgow Airport terminal and set ablaze. The car's driver was severely burnt in the ensuing fire, and five public members were injured, none seriously. This was a secondary effort after the failure of two other planned massive car bombings set for London. First hand accounts from offered-up the preparation of the airport were not prepared, considering the likelihood of an event happening would slim to none. When it comes to public safety, we have learned not to disregard lessons learned from the past. Yet, time and time again, we have seen major incidents occur that have resulted in the loss of life, the major shutdown of the whole transportation port authority's operations, and can result in the loss of millions of dollars. The Community Security Best Practice made available at no cost to member authorities, comes with a self-GAP Analysis evaluation. Additionally, virtual assistance and onsight evaluations are available.