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Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations W0549

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Emergency Response to Terrorism
Training Specialist

Wayne Yoder

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in risk management, homeland security administration, or leadership.

This updated two-day course is designed for the responder(s) 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 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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 74KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 131KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
July 31, 2021 - August 1, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
July 30 - 31, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
Administrative Officer I
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Tom Cook
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Course coordination plan