WMD Response Package II

Recent worldwide events should serve as a stark reminder that despite the greatest efforts of the military and law enforcement, threats from terrorists will continue, putting us all at risk. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) represent the greatest security challenge facing local, state and federal emergency responders. Effective training to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism is the first line of defense in protecting communities and keeping civilians and responders safe.

WMD Response Package II DVDs contains four programs from our Terrorism Response training videos. Each of these programs provides training and response guidelines to emergency personnel who would be called upon to respond to a WMD incident.

The four programs in this package include:

Terrorism: Biological Weapons

Topics covered include:
  • Possible targets
  • Likely terrorist devices
  • Hazmat response protocols
  • Site management and control
  • Role of National Guard Civil Support Teams and Medical Strike Teams
  • Specialized equipment and supplies
  • Chem-bio certified protective suits and air purifying respirators
  • Incident management
  • Addresses three different scenarios:
    • Intelligence agencies uncover the probability of a known threat and responders are called out to support the operations of the agencies
    • A device is actually discovered, either prior to or following a release
    • An attack goes unrecognized until a number of victims develop symptoms
  • Examines all categories of biological agents: viruses, bacteria, toxins and rickettsia.
  • How biological agents are be delivered
  • Incubation periods
  • Determining the dispersal site

Terrorism: Chemical Weapons

Topic covered include:

  • Profiles four chemical agent classes: lethal agents (nerve agents and blood agents); choking agents; blister agents and incapacitating agents
  • Toxicology and symptoms of exposure to specific agents within each class
  • Possible targets
  • Likely terrorist dissemination devices for chemical agents
  • Warning signs and indicators of a chemical attack
  • Site control
  • Protective clothing
  • Incident management
  • Specialized equipment and supplies.
  • How terrorists may weaponize chemical agents
  • Using hazmat response protocols
  • Assessing risks to responders as well as to the community
  • Decontamination of victims, equipment and responders
  • Managing casualties
  • Air monitoring and instruments

Terrorism: Explosive & Incendiary Weapons

Topics covered include:

  • Determining evacuation distances
  • Setting strategic goals
  • Search and rescue
  • Firefighting in a terrorist environment
  • Dealing with mass casualties
  • Investigation activities
  • Recovery

Terrorism: Radiological Weapons

Topics covered include:

  • The nature of radioactivity
  • Immediate and long-term health hazards of exposure
  • Response and protective actions
  • Search and rescue procedures
  • Using time, distance and shielding for protection
  • Exposure limits for emergency response and survival
  • Use of radiation alert devices
  • Size-up issues
  • Use of protective clothing and equipment

Also included in this package are two Resource CD-ROMs, with PowerPoint presentations, two Leader Guides, post-seminar tests, and other instructional aids. 

For international orders, please call 713-621-1100.

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