Terrorism and WMDs

Author: John Pichtel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498739016
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and history of their use, and human health effects of such weapons. Coverage of new threats, additional case studies, and the emergence of ISIL—and other terrorist actors—have been added to the new edition which will serve as an invaluable resources to students and professionals studying and working in the fields of terrorism, Homeland Security, and emergency response.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763797340
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines groundbreaking content with dynamic new features to support instructors and to help prepare students for the job. The text meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: the properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs; how to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan; selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment; performing mass and technical decontamination; performing evidence preservation and sampling; performing product control. Performing air monitoring and sampling; performing victim rescue and recovery; and responding to illicit laboratory incidents. Listen to a Podcast with Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations author Rob Schnepp to learn more about this training program! Rob discusses the NFPA 472 standard, changes in responder training operations, and the importance of writing a "street smart" textbook. To listen now, visit: http: //d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/HazMat.mp3.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449641547
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each new print copy of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The second edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Second Edition meets and exceeds the requirements for first responders within the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: • The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs • How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan • Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment • Mass and technical decontamination • Evidence preservation and sampling • Product control • Victim rescue and recovery • Air monitoring and sampling • Illicit laboratory incidents The second edition features: • A new chapter on Fire Smoke designed to teach hazardous materials responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose, and appropriately treat smoke inhalation. • Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. • Detailed step-by-step skill drills with which include the corresponding NFPA job performance requirement. • Scenario based learning tools including You are the Responder, Responder in Action, and Voices of Experience case studies to encourage critical thinking skills. • Responder Tips and Safety Tips to provide helpful advice from hazardous materials veterans.

Agroterrorism

Author: Jason B. Moats
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603444467
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"In many cases, the communities most ill-prepared to deal with . . . terrorism incidents," Jason B. Moats writes in the introduction to this book, "are the rural communities that provide . . . food and crops." Having conducted training across the country for first responders in cities, small towns, and rural communities, Moats for the first time gathers here the knowledge gleaned from research and nearly twenty years' experience in emergency services and emergency training. Whether used in the field or in the classroom, this manual is designed to help rural communities prepare for an act of agroterrorism. It explains why the U.S. agriculture industry is a target for terrorists and how farms and farming communities across the country are vulnerable. The author lists known biological and chemical agents and their effects, explains model systems for supporting emergency response efforts, and lays out proven plans for gathering personnel and other resources in an orderly, coordinated way. In Agroterrorism: A Guide for First Responders, Moats spells out who should do what and when, providing a critically needed path through the bureaucratic maze of state, national, and interagency homeland security directives. With this book, Moats empowers those on the front lines in rural America, those charged with the responsibility of handling emergency crises in agricultural communities. Armed with the information they need, emergency response agencies, emergency managers, public health professionals, veterinary and animal health practitioners, as well as farmers and producers, will be able to answer the questions: "Where do we start?" "What do we do?" "Who is going to do it?" and "How do we pay for it?" Closing with a complete training program that includes practical exercises formatted for easy use, Agroterrorism: A Guide for First Responders contains resources vital for America's rural communities, emergency managers, and the agriculture sector that is so central to our national interest.

Emergency responder training manual for the hazardous materials technician

Author: Kenneth W. Oldfield
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The most comprehensive hazmat emergency response training manual following NFPA and OSHA competency criteria The choice of firefighters and other rapid response personnel for years, this user friendly manual helps first responders build their skills step-by-step to professionally handle any hazmat emergency. Organized to enhance understanding and retention—and reinforced with copious illustrations, photographs, learning exercises, and case studies—this book takes the reader from preplanning to dispatch to the stabilization of an incident, and on to post-incident critique and follow-up. New material addresses advances in protective clothing, new products for confinement and containment, and changes in the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, plus much more. Additional chapters cover WMDs, with sections specific to WMD response including site control, personal protective equipment, and decontamination.

Principles of Emergency Management

Author: Michael J. Fagel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466516690
Format: PDF
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Principles of Emergency Management: Hazard Specific Issues and Mitigation offers preparedness and mitigation recommendations for advanced emergency planning. Because disasters are so unpredictable, advance planning is needed to effectively respond to and mitigate against the potential effects of such events. Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, accidental or deliberate, the best way to protect the public is by implementing an integrated emergency management system incorporating all potential stakeholders through all phases of the event. As such, the book suggests best practices for drills, exercises, and pre-event team building and communication. More than a dozen contributors offer their professional expertise on a wide variety of topics, including: Emergency operations center management Continuity planning of vital services in the aftermath of a disaster The role of the public health official Developing public-private partnerships Specific types of disasters, including terrorism, agroterrorism, pandemics, and active shooter incidents Mass care, sheltering, and human services The special needs of children in disasters Traditional and social media and their impact on emergency management The book is a valuable planning resource for those tasked with managing operations to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to disasters.

Domestic terrorism and incident management

Author: Miki Vohryzek-Bolden
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398072254
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines the nature of domestic terrorism. It includes a review of the history of terrorism, an examination of contemporary domestic terrorism and an analysis of intelligence gathering, threat analysis and emergency responses to terrorism incident management. The book is divided into three parts. Part One, The Definitional and Historical Dimensions of Terrorism, focuses on terrorism in a broad context. The chapters in this section deal with problems associated with the handling of terrorism by policymakers and law enforcement, a historical overview of terrorism and terrorist incidents in the global community, and a historical examination of terrorism in the United States. In Part Two, Contemporary Domestic Terrorism, a review of the American Hate Movement and patriot-militia activities is undertaken. The chapters in this section also look at the emergence of special-interest extremist and terrorist groups that advocate violence based on ideology or belief. The review includes ecological resistance groups, anti-environmental movements, animal rights, and anti-abortion activists. Selected case studies designed to illustrate the range of political-extremist and terrorist events in the United States during the contemporary period are presented in this section. In addition, this section also includes a chapter that describes the changing character of groups involved in domestic terrorism and the use of specific tools and tactics by terrorists. Part Three, Intelligence Gathering and Emergency Response and Incident Management to Terrorism, examines effective criminal intelligence gathering techniques and the implementation of terrorist incident management strategies. One of the chapters in this section reviews the system of collecting criminal intelligence information of terrorist enterprises while reinforcing the concepts of due process and privacy rights; another chapter in this section examines terrorism incident management strategies for prevention, threat assessment, domestic preparedness, and tactics for a unified response to a conventional or weapon of mass destruction.