Terrorism Emergency Response

Terrorism Emergency Response : A Workbook for Responders

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For courses in Rescue Techniques, Tactical/Disaster/Rescue, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic/Intermediate), and Paramedic. Terrorism Emergency Response is an ideal resource for the critical thinking and response preparation needed by all emergency response personnel-EMS, fire, rescue, and law enforcement. The workbook begins by providing basic information regarding terrorist incidents and the agents commonly faced during these incidents. It follows with seventy case-based scenarios that any responder can use to help sharpen their decision-making skills.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.3 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130993646
  • 9780130993649

About Gordon M. Sachs

Gordon M. Sachs has over twenty-five years of fire service and EMS experience, including more than ten years as a chief officer in both career and volunteer departments. Currently, he is chief of Fairfield Fire and EMS in Pennsylvania and is the director of the IOCAD Emergency Services Group, a consulting firm providing management and technical support for FEMA, the U.S. Fire Administration, the National Fire Academy, and emergency services across the country. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science in education, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer program. Chief Sachs is the author of Officer's Guide to Fire Service EMS (Fire Engineering Books, 1999) and Fire & EMS Department Safety Officer (Brady, 2000). He has coauthored several books and publications, including Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety Handbook (NFPA, 1998) and The Fire Chief's Handbook, Fifth Edition and Sixth Edition (Fire Engineering Books, 1995 and 2002), as well as several U.S. Fire Administration publications. He has also written numerous trade journal articles and made several major presentations in the areas of fire service/EMS leadership and management, emergency responder health and safety, incident command, and emergency response to terrorism. Chief Sachs is a course developer and adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy and is a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities. He is a former U.S. Fire Administration Program manager and has been a member of several national committees, including NFPA technical committees and various federal and state committees on emergency service issues.show more

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Appropriate for all emergency response personnel - EMS, fire, rescue, or law enforcement - "Terrorism Emergency Response " is an ideal resource for critical thinking and response preparation. It begins by providing basic information regarding terrorist incidents and the agents commonly faced during these incidents. It follows with 70 case-based scenarios that any responder can use to help sharpen their decision making skills. Features Include: 70 scenario-based exercises that encourage critical thinking and safe, effective emergency response A history of the use of chemical, biological, and radiological agents Discussion of safety operations as well as the affects of biological, chemical and radiological agents Quick Reference guide for biological and chemical agents with reference to route of infection, incubation period, signs & symptoms, decontamination procedures and moreshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. History of the Use of Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Agents. Safe Operations at Terrorist Incidents. Affects of Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Agents. Terrorism Emergency Response Scenarios. Appendix A: Matrix of Scenario Numbers and Agent Categories. Appendix B: Solutions to Scenarios. Appendix C: Bibliography.show more

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