Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts

Duration of Course: 16 Hours

SCOPE: This course addresses the special needs of responders to incidents which may have been caused by terrorist action. The "Response to Terrorism" program builds upon the firm foundation provided by the Hazardous Materials curriculum offered by the Academy and adds specialized information concerning such topics as:

  • Current Department of Justice definitions of terrorism.
  • A history of Terrorism.
  • Agents utilized by terrorists.
  • Suspicious circumstances.
  • Self-protection at potential terrorist scenes.
  • Crime scene considerations.
  • Specialized incident command issues.

GENERAL: During the two day program, you will explore a wide variety of issues and concerns faced by responders when operating at a potential terrorism incident. From the smallest pipe bomb to the horror of the Oklahoma City bombing, terrorism presents added concerns to those involved in emergency response. This course addresses the special requirements of those incidents with a special emphasis on self protection for first responders.

Terrorist incidents involving biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical or explosive (B-NICE) materials are considered technological hazardous incidents by nature. For this reason, this course is approached from the point of view of a hazardous materials incident with additional complicating factors. This allows us to build upon the proven structure of hazardous materials response in order to address terrorist incidents.

TARGET AUDIENCES: This course is primarily designed to address the needs of fire service personnel, emergency medical services providers, and hazardous materials responders, all trained to at least the operations level of hazardous materials response. Due to the broad scope of the subject matter, the course can be used to address the needs of those without prior hazardous materials training and provide benefits to law enforcement personnel, emergency communications personnel, emergency management personnel, public works management, public health workers, armed forces and disaster response agencies.

CREDITS: Fire Marshal Credit = 16 hours EMS-I Credit = 6 credit units

We urge you to sign up as soon as possible if you are interested in this course. If you have any questions about this program, please direct them to John J. Gamble, Program Manager, (860) 627-6363, ext. 241.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:
January 17 & 18, 2001 - CT. Fire Academy - Course #01200200
April 21 & 22, 2001, - New Haven Regional Fire School - Course #01200300
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APPLICATION - EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM: BASIC CONCEPTS

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_____ January 17 & 18, 2001 - CT. Fire Academy - Course #01200200
_____ April 21 & 22, 2001, - New Haven Regional Fire School - Course #01200300

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Commission on Fire Prevention and Control - Connecticut Fire Academy
34 Perimeter Road - Windsor Locks, CT. 06096

THERE IS NO COURSE FEE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

Any questions on this program email john.gamble@po.state.ct.us