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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations F0549

Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type

2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in risk management.

This 2-day course is designed for responders who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of the Incident Command System (ICS) with knowledge of the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework and terrorism.

The class will assist the officers in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. ICs must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline and multijurisdictional response. The course uses lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that will likely confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of pre-incident planning, managing emergency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Course syllabus: PDF 284KB

The primary target audience for this course is individuals (chief officers, shift supervisors, etc.) who hold command-level positions in their organizations. These people should have command and control responsibilities of incidents involving terrorism and be familiar with operating in an incident management structure.

Recommended:  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

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