Emergency Response to Terrorism Attacks


Emergency Response to Terrorism Attacks covers many aspects of emergency response to terrorist attacks, from actions to take prior to an incident, to operations at the scene and afterward. The information and wisdom presented here was derived from sources across the globe. It addressed attacks using conventional weapons as well as weapons of mass destruction.

Emergency Response to Terrorists Attacks is written for individuals and agencies that prepare for and respond to emergency incidents involving acts of terror. These may include the following:

* Fire and rescue service personnel
* Law enforcement officers and personnel
* Emergency management personnel
* Public Health and emergency medical services personnel
* Military personnel
* Private industry personnel such as industrial and transportation emergency response members
* Other emergency response personnel such as social services, mental health professionals, religious services, non-government (volunteer) organizations

The purpose of this book is to provide individuals with strategic and tactical information pertaining to prevention, preparedness, recognition, response, and recovery from terrorist incidents, with special emphasis placed on incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive agents. Its scope is aimed at presenting these responders with Operations-Level information. Because standards and terminology may vary greatly globally, the objective of this manual is to provide general information that may be applied at the local level regardless of location.

Related regulations and standards are referenced in this book as applicable; but this book primarily addresses the training requirements of the following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) documents:

* NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents (2008 edition), for the Operations Level Core Competencies specifically dealing with terrorists attacks.
* Office for Domestic Preparedness, Emergency Responder Guidelines, 2002, Fire Service Operational Level for response to terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD)


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