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 retired, 35-year veteran of fire service. The former Chief of Special Operations, Homeland Security and Medical Command for the Orlando Fire Department, he is also an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy, a W.M.D./Haz-Mat instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and a fire and E.M.S. instructor for local colleges. The 2010 recipient of the "in the Zone" and "Level A" awards for service and leadership, Mr. Bevelacqua serves on several federal, state, and local committees, and is a member of the Inter-Agency Board (I.A.B.) for training and exercise development. He is a Technical Consultant and contributor to standards committees, including the N.F.P.A. 472 and N.F.P.A. 473 Technical Committees, and a frequent presenter on the issues of Technical Rescue, E.M.S., and Hazardous Materials and Management. Mr. Bevelacqua has published articles on a variety of subjects, including E.M.S. report writing and Emergency Medical Responses to Hazardous Materials Incidents, along with the Hazardous Materials Field Guide and Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders. He holds a B.S. degree in Fire Engineering. Richard Stilp is the Director of the Central Florida Fire Academy. He is retired from the Orlando Fire Department where he rose to the rank of District Chief and was the Chief in charge of the Hazardous Materials Team. Mr. Stilp is a Paramedic and Registered Nurse. He holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Management. After retirement Mr. Stilp was the Director of Safety and Security for a large hospital system where he managed compliance, emergency management, loss management, and security for a seven hospital system. He is a hazardous materials technician and certified hazardous materials instructor, and has been 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
INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM: Barriers. Command and Control. ESTABLISHING RISK AND PREPARING FOR RESPONSE MUNITIONS: Explosives. Blast Physics. Blast Injuries. CHEMICAL AGENTS: Nerve Agents. Vesicants. Pulmonary Agents. Blood Agents. Lacrimator and Vomiting Agents. BIOLOGICAL AGENTS: Bacteria. Virus. Biological Toxins. NUCLEAR TERRORISM. PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. DETECTION DEVICES. DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES. APPENDIXES.