It is recommended that every emergency responder take the National Fire Academy Emergency Response To Terrorism: Basic Concepts course and a hazardous materials operations course. Contact your state fire training agency for further information on these courses.
Terrorism Awareness for the First Responder
· 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.