1,094 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 403 B/W Illus.
Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance tactics, the author also discusses monitoring and detection techniques, protective equipment and decontamination, and an extensive list of resource organizations and training opportunities. This up-to-date 3rd edition is written to provide concise information for emergency responders who might be called upon to confront explosive, chemical, nuclear, biological, or incendiary acts of terrorism.
"Robert Burke’s book is an eye opener; Terrorism is real and we are not immune from any form of Terrorist Activities.
Robert Burke addresses the real true problem in domestic Terrorism and Global Terrorism. "Fear is winner" when any type of terror attack occurs. No matter how we may be prepared the Terrorist have been scouting our weakness constantly. "Thus we have become weaken from all dimensions" We must hold our resolve from our previous lesson in order to prevail in the future from Terrorism."
— William (BJ) Jetter, University of Cincinnati, Greater Cincinnati Hazardous Material Unit. Duty Officer, USA
"This is a terrific resource for any emergency responder from a small-town volunteer to a large city professional who may be called upon to respond to a WMD event. For those with little to no hazardous materials training it is an exhaustive work. For those trained in CBRNE is it a thorough review. A text that can and should be referred to often. It is a very useful tool."
— Michael F. Roeshman, Deputy Chief/HazMat Chief, Philadelphia Fire Department (Retired), PA
2. History of terrorism
3. Foiled terrorist plots: Successes in terrorism prevention
4. Evolution of terrorism and terrorist groups
5. Active shooter
6. Explosive terrorism characteristics of explosives and explosions
7. Improvised explosive devices and suicide bombers
8. Chemical terrorist agents
9. Biological terrorist agents
10. Nuclear terrorism
11. Incendiary terrorism
12. Monitoring and detection equipment for terrorist agents
13. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination for terrorist agents
14. Response to acts of terrorism
15. Terrorism resources and response training
16. Future of terrorism