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  NCJ Number: NCJ 205243    
  Title: Emergency Response to Terrorism: Training for Emergency Responders (CD-ROM)
  Corporate Author: US Dept of Homeland Security
United States of America
  Date Published: 2004
  Page Count: 0
  Annotation: This CD-ROM contains a series of training videos designed to enhance the safety of emergency first responders during a terrorist attack.
  Abstract: The training videos utilize an Incident Command System (ICS) framework to respond to terrorist incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The videos describe the ICS and explain how ICS is applied in a WMD event. The first training video, entitled “Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction,” addresses how first responders should protect themselves when responding to chemical or biological attacks, such as wearing personal protective equipment and anticipating a secondary device. The second video, “Surviving the Secondary Device: The Rules Have Changed,” discusses the danger to first responders of secondary devices and describes policies and procedures for effectively responding to bomb incidents. The third video, “Weapons of Mass Destruction and the First Responder,” teaches emergency responders how to efficiently mitigate the effects of incidents involving WMD in order to better ensure their own and the public's safety. The fourth video, “Managing Terrorism Incidents: Using the Incident Command System in WMD Incidents (Part 1),” discusses the substantial Federal, State, and local response necessary for an incident involving WMD. Part 1 introduces and explains the use of ICS, while the fifth video, “Managing Terrorism Incidents: Using Unified Command in WMD Incidents (Part 2),” focuses on the transition from a single Incident Commander to a Unified Command structure. The roles and responsibilities of participating agencies are described and the concepts of crisis and consequence management are reviewed. The final video, “Responding to a WMD Crime Scene,” discusses the importance of preparing for the incident by identifying potential targets, recognizing the danger present, and controlling the scene. All the videos address first responder safety from both an individual and an agency perspective.
  Main Term(s): Emergency services training
  Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism training ; Biological weapons ; Chemical Weapons
  Sale Source: US Dept of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
United States of America
  Publisher URL: 
  Type: Curriculum
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: CD-ROM 2 hours and 7 minutes. This DVD includes the following videos also available separately: Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction NCJ 181435 Surviving the Secondary Device: The Rules Have Changed NCJ 168105 Weapons of Mass Destruction and the First Responder NCJ 181436 Managing Terrorism Incidents: Using the Incident Command System in WMD Incidents (Part 1) NCJ 190072 Managing Terrorism Incidents: Using Unified Command in WMD Incidents (Part 2) NCJ 190073 Responding to a WMD Crime Scene NCJ 190071
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