Terrorism Awareness for the First Responder

Terrorism Awareness for the First Responder Time Required: Two Hours Materials:    · Appropriate Visuals and Projection Equipment References:     · Emergency Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts, U.S. Department of Justice...

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

   · 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.