Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders, 2e / Edition 2

Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders, 2e / Edition 2

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by Armando S. Bevelacqua, Richard H. Stilp
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401850654
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/08/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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