Citizen's Guide to Terrorism Preparedness

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Cengage Learning, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 106 pages
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Learn how you can protect yourself from potential acts of terrorism and how to react in the instance a terrorist situation should occur. Easy to read, A Citizen's Guide to Terrorism Preparedness provides readers with facts, figures, and practical guidelines to follow as they go about their daily lives. No special military equipment or extreme survivalist tactics are needed. Instead, this handbook is designed specifically for average citizens who want to take all of the steps they can to prepare themselves should a terrorist act like one they've seen on TV or read about in a newspaper happen in their state, city, or neighborhood. Since knowledge is power, the authors also hope this book will help everyone who uses it recapture the peace of mind they enjoyed prior to September 11, 2001.
 

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Contents

Tertorist Goals
5
BIOLOGICAL AGENTS I I
11
Viral Agents
22
Biological Toxins
28
CHEMICAL AGENTS
35
Respiratory Irtitants
43
Physiology of a Bombing
52
TRAVEL SAFETY
65
Community Disaster Planning
79
Toxins
93
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About the author (2003)

Richard Stilp is the Director of the Central Florida Fire Academy. He is retired from the Orlando Fire Department where he rose to the rank of District Chief and was the Chief in charge of the Hazardous Materials Team. Mr. Stilp is a Paramedic and Registered Nurse. He holds a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Management. After retirement Mr. Stilp was the Director of Safety and Security for a large hospital system where he managed compliance, emergency management, loss management, and security for a seven hospital system. He is a hazardous materials technician and certified hazardous materials instructor, and has been an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy and the International Association of Firefighters. Mr. Stilp teaches at local colleges in both the paramedic and hazardous materials disciplines and occasionally lectures on the conference circuit.

Armando S. Bevelacqua is a retired, 35-year veteran of fire service. The former Chief of Special Operations, Homeland Security and Medical Command for the Orlando Fire Department, he is also an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy, a W.M.D./Haz-Mat instructor for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and a fire and E.M.S. instructor for local colleges. The 2010 recipient of the "in the Zone" and "Level A" awards for service and leadership, Mr. Bevelacqua serves on several federal, state, and local committees, and is a member of the Inter-Agency Board (I.A.B.) for training and exercise development. He is a Technical Consultant and contributor to standards committees, including the N.F.P.A. 472 and N.F.P.A. 473 Technical Committees, and a frequent presenter on the issues of Technical Rescue, E.M.S., and Hazardous Materials and Management. Mr. Bevelacqua has published articles on a variety of subjects, including E.M.S. report writing and Emergency Medical Responses to Hazardous Materials Incidents, along with the Hazardous Materials Field Guide and Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders. He holds a B.S. degree in Fire Engineering.

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