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Initial Response to Terrorism: Basic Concepts P0443

Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

ACE recommendation

There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

This is a pilot offering. Attendees are expected to provide feedback to help improve the course for future deliveries.
This course will focus on the initial response to incidents that may be terrorist in nature. The course is open to all emergency response and support personnel. Ideally, participants will have been trained to the hazardous materials operations level.

Personnel who are involved with fire departments, EMS agencies, hazardous materials response organizations (public, industrial, or commercial, law enforcement agencies, emergency communications centers, emergency management agencies, public works, public health, hospitals and healthcare, armed forces, security personnel, including national guard and reserves, and disaster response agencies. Topic areas include understanding and recognizing terrorism, implementing self-protection measures, scene control, tactical considerations, and incident command. Incident types examined include chemical, biological, radiological, explosive, fire as a weapon, and active shooter/hostile events (ASHE). This course utilizes scenarios, exercises, and case studies extensively and active participation is necessary to successfully complete the course.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 22 - 23, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Terri Brooks
Administration Officer
PA State Fire Academy