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The only reference of its kind for emergency responders, this updated book is a guide to the most significant points that surround the emergency response processes needed to cope with terrorism incidents. It highlights what is required to establish and implement tactical goals during such events, including new equipment and strategies that can enhance a responder's detection, monitoring, and protection capabilities against chemical and biological agents. Written to provide emergency responders with the knowledge they need to prepare for and combat acts of terrorism, this book is a must for all emergency personnel who are called on to respond to a terrorist event.
INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM: Barriers. Command and Control. ESTABLISHING RISK AND PREPARING FOR RESPONSE MUNITIONS: Explosives. Blast Physics. Blast Injuries. CHEMICAL AGENTS: Nerve Agents. Vesicants. Pulmonary Agents. Blood Agents. Lacrimator and Vomiting Agents. BIOLOGICAL AGENTS: Bacteria. Virus. Biological Toxins. NUCLEAR TERRORISM. PERSONNEL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. DETECTION DEVICES. DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES. APPENDIXES.
Posted February 13, 2006
This has been one of the best books I have found on WMD and how they impact operational first responders. I have quite a few different resource books by Bevelacqua and they are all excellent. I have actually used this book as a resource for courses I have developed on WMD Awareness. Unlike a lot of other books in the same genre it was well researched and thoroughly edited. I did find any mistakes unlike a lot of other books I have seen in this same field. Keep up the good work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.