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Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders
Synopses & Reviews
The only reference of its kind for emergency responders, this updated book is a guide to the most significant points that surround the emergency response processes needed to cope with terrorism incidents. It highlights what is required to establish and implement tactical goals during such events, including new equipment and strategies that can enhance a responder's detection, monitoring, and protection capabilities against CBRNE agents - chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive agents. Written to provide emergency responders with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for and combat acts of terrorism, this book is a must for all emergency personnel who are called on to respond to a terrorist event.
This essential handbook provides straight-forward guidance on critical emergency response skills required to cope with terrorism incidents. Newly revised for the third edition, it highlights what is required to establish and implement tactical goals during such events, including new equipment and strategies that can enhance a responder's effectiveness, as well as an emphasis on ODP requirements such NIMS response objectives and complete training in CBRNE response. A one-stop reference, this easy to understand and factual book is a practical companion for any responder involved in terrorist event in their state, region, city or neighborhood, and serves as an excellent training tool for operational response.
About the Author
Armando S. Bevelacqua is a Lieutenant for the Orlando Fire Department and has been a HazMat Team Leader and Paramedic for 23 years. He holds a BS in Fire Safety Engineering. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the National Fire Academy, International Association of Fire Fighters Instructor, and a Local Emergency Planning Committee Member. He lectures widely on Hazmat topics.Richard Stilp is the Hazardous Material Chief for the Orlando Fire Department. He holds the rank of district chief, is a certified paramedic and a licensed RN. Mr. Stilp has a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Management. He is a hazardous materials technician and certified hazardous materials instructor, as well as an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy and the International Association of Firefighters. Mr. Stilp teaches at local colleges in both the paramedic and hazardous materials disciplines and occasionally lectures on the conference circuit.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Risk and Control. Chapter 2. Chemical Agents. Chapter 3. Biological Agents. Chapter 4. Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism. Chapter 5. Bombings. Chapter 6. Mission Specific. Chapter 7. Quick Reference Tools. List of Acronyms. Glossary. Index.
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