Incident Response Plan: Protecting People First

Protecting People First

The primary mission of Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP) is to protect the safety of people as well as animal and plant health. FSAP provides guidance on a number of topics meant to educate entities on best practices that can prevent an incident such as a theft, loss, or release from ever occurring. Some of these documents include:


However, there is no guarantee that even the best laid plans will prevent every possible incident, which is why it is crucial that an entity create specific incident response plans that prioritize public health.

Page last reviewed: August 27, 2021