CRJ 4753

Description

Examines the philosophies and tactics of terrorist groups, and includes discussions pertaining to emerging trends in terrorism. A balanced treatment of technology, history, and research incorporate current information, highlighting private sector and governmental roles in responding to and preventing terrorism. Students study terrorism methodology, the mitigation of federal, state, and local agency coordinated response, and management consequences of terrorist events.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of a pre-attack threat assessment and security review.
  2. Describe what special protective clothing and equipment may be required for you to perform your duties at the scene of a terrorist attack.
  3. Discuss the general emergency response to an emergency call.
  4. Discuss how to recognize dangers when surveying the scene.
  5. Discuss signs of a possible terrorist attack.
  6. Discuss general scene management after a terrorist attack.
  7. List and discuss the working zones at the scene of a terrorist attack.
  8. Discuss the role of EMS and fire personnel at a crime scene.
  9. Briefly discuss the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how it relates to the Incident Command System (ICS).
  10. Discuss the role of EMS in a mass casualty situation.
  11. List the methods for dispersing the agent in a chemical weapons attack.
  12. Discuss the four methods of decontamination of victims.
  13. List the classes of agents used in chemical weapons attacks and differentiate them by clinical presentation.
  14. Discuss decontamination of victims exposed to radiation.
  15. Discuss the characteristics of incendiaries and explosives and how they can be used by terrorists.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Homeland security and emergency medical response

Publisher: McGraw Hill (2008)
Author: Campbell, J. E., & Smith, J.
ISBN: 9780073044378
Price: $68.67

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu