Terrorism Response

Terrorism Response : Field Guide for Fire and EMS Organizations

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This Field Guide provides the basic information necessary for every emergency responder when combating terrorism. It includes information on chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism, explosives, and cyber-terrorism as well as response procedures and decontamination. The quick reference section pulls together the most useful government guidelines, recommendations, and protection requirements all under one cover. It decodes acronyms and provides a comprehensive glossary.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 179 pages
  • 161 x 229.6 x 11.9mm | 263.09g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0131109065
  • 9780131109063

Review quote

"Every emergency responder must be prepared to manage a terrorist event., from the smallest organization to the largest. While certain basics are essential, there is just too much information to remember when a WID event occurs. For that reason alone, this book should be carried by every member of the public safety community. It is an essential reference guide for the once-in-a-lifetime event that we hope we will never see but must always be prepared for." -- Matthew R. Streger, MPA, NREMT-P, Deputy Commissioner, Cleveland EMS, Cleveland, OH "The first moments of response to a terrorist incident are the most crucial. The only way to ensure sound decision-making during any incident is through education and ready access to valid information. Christen and Maniscalco have carefully distilled reams of data to aid the incident manager in the decision making process and crafted it in a logical and easy to digest format. This handbook is a 'must have' for any response library." -- Eugene J. O'Neill EMT-B, Managing Instructor, Domestic Preparedness/HAZMAT, Training Unit, University EMS, Newark, N.J. "Maniscalco and Christen have authored an outstanding reference handbook that, no firefighter, EMS provider or officer should be without. The practical information provides all emergency responders with the ability to respond safely and intelligently." -- John Sinclair, Deputy Chief, Central Pierce Fire Rescueshow more

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This Field Guide provides the basic information necessary for every emergency responder when combating terrorism. It includes information on chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism, explosives, and cyber-terrorism as well as response procedures and decontamination. The quick reference section pulls together the most useful government guidelines, recommendations, and protection requirements all under one cover. It decodes acronyms and provides a comprehensive glossary.show more

Table of contents

1. The Basic of the Incident Management System. 2. Response Procedures for Terrorism and Tactical Violence Incidents. 3. Weapons of Mass Effect--Chemical Terrorism. 4. Weapons of Mass Effect--Biological Terrorism. 5. Weapons of Mass Effect--Radiological Terrorism. 6. Weapons of Mass Effect--Explosives. 7. Weapons of Mass Effect--Cyber-Terrorism. 8. Mass Casulaty Decontamination.show more

About Hank Christen

Paul M. Maniscalco MPA, PH.D.(c) EMT/P. Paul M. Maniscalco is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with The George Washington University and a Deputy Chief Paramedic for one of the largest urban EMS systems in the world. His previous commands include: Field Response, Command and Management assignments in the Communications Division, Training Division, Field Services Bureau, Office of the Chief of Operations and Commander of the Special Operations Division. Chief Maniscalco has over 25 years of Public Safety response, supervisory and management experience. During his tenure he has had the responsibility of responding to and managing a wide array of events ranging from aviation & rapid transit emergencies, natural disasters to civil disturbances and acts of terrorism. Chief Maniscalco has also been engaged in command roles for managing special events such as dignitary visits, national political conventions and a wide variety of mass gatherings. Paul has lectured extensively and is widely published in academic & professional, journals on Emergency Medical Service, fire service, special operations, public safety and national security issues. He is the co-author of the Brady textbook "The EMS Incident Management System: EMS Operations for Mass Casualty and High Impact Incidents," a contributing author to the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institutes "Hype or Reality? The 'New Terrorism' and Mass Casualty Attacks," the US Fire Administrations "Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service Infection Control Program", National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortiums "Model Procedures Guide for Emergency Medical Incidents, First Edition", International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health-Center for Disaster and Refugee Studies "Public Health Guide for Emergencies" and also the co-author of "Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences" (Prentice Hall/Brady). Chief Maniscalco is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and the Homeland Defense-Chemical Weapons Task Force; the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ENCOMPASS project. Additionally, Maniscalco holds an appointment to the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Department of Justice Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a three-year panel examining the issues of responding to acts of terrorism. He is also an appointee to the United States Congressionally mandated National Panel to Assess Domestic Preparedness (Gilmore Commission) and sits as the Chairman of the State and Local Response Panel. Paul M. Maniscalco earned his Baccalaureate degree in Public Administration-Public Health & Safety from the City University of New York, a Master of Public Administration-Foreign Policy & National Security from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is presently a candidate for a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Behavior with a focus on disaster management. Henry T. Christen, MPA, EMT. Hank Christen, is the Director of Emergency Response Operations for Unconventional Concepts Inc. He was previously a Battalion Chief on the Atlanta Fire Department, and Director of Emergency Services, Okaloosa County, Florida. He has served as the Unit Commander for the Gulf Coast Disaster Medical Assistance Team and responded to national level disasters including multiple hurricanes, wildfires, and the 1996 Olympics under the Federal Response plan. He is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and has served on the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to theshow more