First Responders Guide to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); Practical Techniques and Procedures for Responding to a Terrorist Incident Involving WMD

Alexandria, VA: American Society for Industry Security, 2002. Second printing [stated]. Spiral bound wraps. [2], 216, [10] pages, plus covers. Appendices. Terms and Definitions. Index. Format is approximately 5 inches by 7 inches. Tabbed sections. Mr. Adams was a senior analyst in the Chemical and Biological Matters Division of analytic Services (ANSER), Ind. Mr. Adams retired from the U.S. Army Chemical Corps with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has decades of experience in nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, counterproliferation, and homeland security. Mr. Marquette was an Operations Analysis with ANSER with experience in antiterrorism, force protection, counterintelligence, physical security, humanitarian assistance, and WMD. He also brings to this work experience as a firefighter/paramedic delivering emergency response. The threat of the employment of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against the U.S. homeland continues to be a reality. The new century was ushered in with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, employment of the biological warfare agent anthrax, and attacks employing the chemical agent chlorine against U.S. forces in Iraq. Attacks against airlines and in urban areas such as Times Square have been attempted. WMD threat planning and response remain high priority endeavors for our state, local, and federal officials. The purpose of this book is twofold. It is a concise shirt-pocket reference for the first responder who may be called to a site where WMD have been employed. It is also a primer for the citizen desiring practical information on threat agents and procedures for surviving a terrorist attack involving WMD. This handbook covers nuclear and radiological weapons as well as chemical and biological weapons. The handbook presents easily understood lifesaving information. Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Weapons of Mass Destruction, WMD, First Responders, Guides, Reference Works, Consequence Management, Mass Casualty, Biological Weapons, Chemical Agents, Radiological Weapon, Terrorism, Decontamination, Incident Command, Hazard Prediction, Hazard Asse

ISBN: 1887056137

[Book #74936]

Price: $50.00

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