Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders

ISBN-10: 0849399238

ISBN-13: 9780849399237

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Burke

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Drawing on author Robert Burke's 26 years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, Conter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Second Edition details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment of all types of possible agents. With chapters on chemical and biological agents, explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to training. He outlines the changes in emergency response tactics since the 9/11 attacks and examines new techniques and devices for monitoring and detection, protective equipment, and decontamination.
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List price: $121.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 540
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Introduction: It's Just Another Hazardous Materials Incident!
History of Terrorism
Chemical Terrorist Agents
Chemical Agent Development History
Nerve Agents
Selected Precursors
Historical Notes
Selected Precursors
Selected Precursors
Selected Precursors
Symptoms and Effects
Selected Precursors
Blister Agents or Vesicants
Blood Agents (Cyanogens)
Choking Agents (Lung Damaging Agents)
Riot Control Agents (Irritant Agents)
Vomiting Agents
Miscellaneous Chemical Agents
Terrorist Use
Aum Shinri Kyo
Al Qaeda
Iraqi Insurgents
Terrorist Use
Aum Shinri Kyo
Asbat al-Ansar/Ansar al-Islam
Biological Terrorist Agents
Bacterial Agents
Biological Toxins
Explosive Terrorism
ATF Bomb Threat Checklist
Characteristics of Explosions
Categories of Explosions
Categories of Explosives
Types of Explosives
Types of Chemical Explosions
Two Phases of Explosions
Yield vs. Order
Improvised Explosive Devices
Letter and Package Bombs
Explosives under ATF Jurisdiction
Nuclear Terrorism
Definition of Radioactive Material
History of Radiation
Atomic Structure
Nuclear Fission
Types of Radiation
Measurements of Radioactivity
Biological Effects of Nuclear Explosions
Radiation Exposure
Effects of Nuclear Explosions
Incendiary Terrorism
What Is Arson?
The Firefighter's Role
History of Incendiary Terrorist Incidents
Types of Incendiary Devices
Chemistry of Fire and Fire Behavior
Heat Transfer
Stages of Fire Development
Clues to Arson and Terrorism
Fire Causes
Monitoring and Detection Equipment for Terrorist Agents
Monitoring for Oxygen Levels
Monitoring for Flammable Atmospheres
Monitoring Toxic Atmospheres
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Colorimetric Sampling Tubes
Chemical Agent Detectors
Direct-Read Instruments
Test Kits
Test Strips
CDP Five-Step Process for Biological Materials
Five-Step Testing Process
Agent Characteristics for Monitoring
Biological Agent Detectors
Radiation Detection Equipment
Air Monitoring during Terrorist Incidents
Explosives Monitoring
Anthrax Field Test Update
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Decontamination for Terrorist Agents
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Respiratory Protection
Body Protection
IAFF Concerns about the 3/30 Rule
NFPA 1951, Standard on Protective Ensemble for USAR Operations
NFPA 1981, Standard on Open-Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services
NFPA 1991, Standard on Vapor-Protective Ensembles for Hazardous Materials Emergencies
NFPA 1994, Standard on Protective Ensembles for Chemical/Biological Terrorism Incidents
NFPA 1999, Standard on Protective Clothing for Emergency Medical Operations
Guidelines for Choosing Chemical and Biological Agent Protective Clothing
PPE Required for Protection from Specific Agents
CDC Interim Recommendations for the Selection and Use of Protective Clothing and Respirators against Biological Agents
Heat and Cold Stress
PPE of the Future
Technical Decontamination
Emergency Decontamination
Removing Clothing
Skin Decontamination Solutions and Agents
Equipment Decontamination Solutions and Agents
Decontamination Corridor Setup
Response Tactics for Terrorism: "The Rules Have Changed"
Approaching the Scene
Establishing Scene Control
Identifying the Hazards
Public Protection Options
Managing the Incident
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Incident Operations
Triage, Treatment, and Transport
On-Scene Triage
Preparing the Hospitals
Managing the Deceased
Fighting Fires Involving Chemical Agents
Investigating the Crime
Termination of the Incident
Developing a Plan
Response to Incidents Involving Radioactive Materials
Department of Energy Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST)
FEMA's Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Program
Metropolitan Medical Strike Force Teams (MMST)
FBI Explosives Unit - Bomb Data Center
U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command (SBCCOM)
U.S. Coast Guard Strike Force
National Guard Civil Support Teams (Formerly Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection [RAID] Teams)
National Guard Civil Support Teams
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Visual First Responder (VFR)
Homeland Security Alert System
Trident/One Mass Decontamination Device
Terrorism Resources and Response Training
National Fire Academy: Emmitsburg, Maryland
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Self-Study, a Home-Study Course
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations: Company Officer
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations: EMS
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Tactical Considerations: Hazmat
Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations for Command Officers
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP): Fort McClellan, Alabama
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Programs
Resident Training
WMD Technical Emergency Response Training Course (TERT)
WMD Hazardous Material Technician Training Course (HT)
WMD Incident Command Training Course (IC)
WMD Hands-On Training Course (HOT)
WMD Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM)
Instructor Training Certification Course (ITC)
WMD Emergency Medical Services Training (EMS)
WMD Emergency Responder Hazardous Materials Technician Training (ER Hazmat)
Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Update
L.Z. Johnson Retires as Center for Domestic Preparedness Director
Hospital Preparedness for Terrorism
Radiological Emergency Response Operations (RERO)
Advanced Radiological Incident Operations (ARIO)
HealthCare Master Exercise Practitioner Program (HCMEPP) Series
Hospital Emergency Response Team Training
Healthcare Leadership
Types of MMRS/IEMC Programs
Costs Associated with the MMRS/IEMC Program
National Center for Emergency Preparedness
Technical Assistance and Planning
Clinical Training and Education
Educational and Operational Research
National Center for Combating Terrorism (NCCT) (Nevada Test Site)
New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Training Center (EMRTC)
Course Offerings
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings - Awareness
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings - Operations
Louisiana State University (LSU) (Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education)
Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents
Operation Level (Direct Delivery)
Chemical/Biological - Current Courses
Operation Level - 24 Hour
Technician Level - 24 Hour
Law Enforcement - Current Courses
Awareness Level - 16 Hour
Operations Level - 24 Hour
Performance Level - 24 Hour
Technician Level - 40 Hour
Public Health/Medical -Current Courses
Awareness Level - 8 Hour
Operation Level - 24 Hour
Operation Level - 32 Hour
Technician Level - 24 Hour
National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)
Training Videos Available from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Emergency Response to Terrorism Training for Emergency Responders (DVD)
Using the Incident Command System for WMD Incidents (Video)
Using Unified Command on WMD Incidents (Video)
Responding to a WMD Crime Scene (Video)
Surviving the Secondary Device - The Rules Have Changed (Video)
Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Video)
Weapons of Mass Destruction - The First Responder (Video)
How to Obtain Videos/DVD
Terrorism Web Sites
U.S. Urban Search & Rescue Response System
US&R Task Forces
Conversion Charts
Temperature Conversions
Radiation Term Conversion Factors
Common Conversions
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
List of Explosive Materials
List of Explosive Materials
Regulations on the Transfer or Receipt of Select Agents
CDC Form EA-101
Transfer of Select Agents
Other Restrictions
Additional Exemptions
Chronological Listing of UNABOMBER Targets 1978-1995
Tools Needed for Bomb or Explosives Scene Investigation Safety
General Crime Scene Tools
Scene Documentation
Evidence Collection
Specialized Equipment
List of Resource Organizations for Bomb and Explosives Incidents
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