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Title: Emergency Repsonse to Terrorism: Job Aid
Corporate Author: US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Dept of Homeland Security
United States of America

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: May 2000
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Washington, DC 20472
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Sale Source: US Fire Admin (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Dept of Homeland Security
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
United States of America

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
500 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20472
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Handbook
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document, designed in partnership to assist emergency response personnel in identifying a potential terrorist or weapon of mass destruction incident (WMD) and implementing appropriate options or actions. Identified are strategic and tactical considerations that should be assessed within the first hour of an incident with appropriate tactics to follow.
Abstract: This document was designed and produced through a joint partnership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs to assist emergency response personnel, such as fire, EMS, and law enforcement in recognizing and identifying a possible terrorist or weapon of mass destruction (WMD) and take appropriate action. Within a narrow window of time from when the incident occurred, both strategic and tactical considerations should be assessed and the implementation of specific and appropriate actions taken as required. The document is divided into five major sections: (1) general document introduction and outline; (2) operational considerations; (3) incident-specific actions (B-NICE); (4) agency-related actions; and (5) glossary of terms. Under operational considerations specific strategic and tactical issues needing assessment are highlighted (e.g. indicators, command considerations, on-scene size-up, incident site management, safety, and security, tactical considerations, mass decontamination, and evidence preservation). Incident-specific actions provide an overview of different types of potential terrorist incidents including biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosives and issues that should be assessed with respect to these potential terrorist incidents. The section on agency-related actions presented an overview of considerations and issues to be assessed by the four primary disciplines, fire department, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and HazMat, whose involvement would be immediate in the event of a potential terrorist incident.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Asymmetric Warfare; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Disaster procedures; Domestic terrorism; Emergency procedures; Fire emergency planning; National security; Police emergency planning; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist weapons
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