Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders / Edition 1

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders / Edition 1

by Robert Burke
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566703638

ISBN-13: 9781566703635

Pub. Date: 08/27/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Terrorism is no longer something that only happens to other countries. Attacks on U.S. soil in the 1990s brought the reality of terrorism home, and the September 11th tragedy let us know that the United States is a high priority target. The goal of terrorists today is body count, and while traditional bombings have served them in the past, the allure of killing…  See more details below

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"Terrorism is no longer something that only happens to other countries. Attacks on U.S. soil in the 1990s brought the reality of terrorism home, and the September 11th tragedy let us know that the United States is a high priority target. The goal of terrorists today is body count, and while traditional bombings have served them in the past, the allure of killing thousands of people with a very small amount of biological or chemical agent might prove irresistible. Our only defense on the frontline is a well prepared emergency response team." The key to an effective response to a terrorist attack is to understand and contain the hazardous materials involved. Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, Second Edition details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment of all types of agents and protocols for emergency treatment. Updated from the 1999 edition, chapter after chapter is packed with new information on chemical agents, biological agents, as well as explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566703635
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/27/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : it's just another hazardous materials incident!1
2History of terrorism25
3Chemical terrorist agents57
4Biological terrorist agents129
5Explosive terrorism181
6Nuclear terrorism215
7Incendiary terrorism245
8Monitoring and detection equipment for terrorist agents265
9Personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination for terrorist agents299
10Response tactics for terrorism : "the rules have changed"335
11Terrorism resources and response training397

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