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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations W0549

Training Specialist


Dave Donohue
301-447-1094

Delivery type


2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


1.4

ACE recommendation


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

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This updated 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: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0549.pdf PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0549.pdf PDF 131KB

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

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

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

Apply online
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 1 - 2, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Gregory Kirkham
State Training Director
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
609-913-4301
gregory.kirkham@dca.nj.gov
Karen Grant
Director- New Jersey Fire Safety Training Program
Kean University /New Jersey Division of Fire Safety
908-737-3062
kgrant@exchange.kean.edu
Lori Welch
Fire Training Specialist
NFA
301-447-1301
Lori.Welch@fema.dhs.gov
CCP
March 29 - 30, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Charlotte Green
Executive Assistant
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
804-249-1987
charlotte.green@vdfp.virginia.gov
Jamey Brads
Chief of Training and Operations
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
804-839-1042
jamey.brads@vdfp.virginia.gov
CCP