Terrorism Awareness for the First Responder

  Instructor Guide Title: Terrorism Awareness for the First ResponderLevel of Instruction:Time Required: Two HoursMaterials: • Appropriate Visuals and Projection Equipment References: • Emergency Response to...

It is recommended that every emergency responder take a hazardous materials operations course. Contact your state fire training agency for further information on these courses.



Terrorism Awareness for the First Responder

  • Definitions
  • Examples of Terrorist Events
  • Potential Terrorist Tools
  • Scene Size Up
  • Strategy and Tactics


Every incident has the potential of being a terrorism-initiated event. Observing as you approach the scene can be your first clue. Failure to take proper precautions and utilize available protective clothing and equipment could make you a victim rather than a rescuer.