Terrorism Response: Pocket Field Guide for Fire and Ems Organizations

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Text provides basic information for every emergency responder when combating terrorism. Includes data on chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism, explosives, and cyber-terrorism. Provides response procedures and decontamination guidelines. Also features government guidelines, recommendations, and protection requirements. Wire-spiral binding.

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This Field Guide provides the basic information necessary for every emergency responder when combating terrorism. It includes information on chemical, biological, and radiological terrorism, explosives, and cyber-terrorism as well as response procedures and decontamination. The quick reference section pulls together the most useful government guidelines, recommendations, and protection requirements all under one cover. It decodes acronyms and provides a comprehensive glossary.

About the Author:

Paul M. Maniscalco MPA, PH.D.(c) EMT/P. Paul M. Maniscalco is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with The George Washington University and a Deputy Chief Paramedic for one of the largest urban EMS systems in the world. His previous commands include: Field Response, Command and Management assignments in the Communications Division, Training Division, Field Services Bureau, Office of the Chief of Operations and Commander of the Special Operations Division. Chief Maniscalco has over 25 years of Public Safety response, supervisory and management experience. During his tenure he has had the responsibility of responding to and managing a wide array of events ranging from aviation & rapid transit emergencies, natural disasters to civil disturbances and acts of terrorism. Chief Maniscalco has also been engaged in command roles for managing special events such as dignitary visits, national political conventions and a wide variety of mass gatherings.

Paul has lectured extensively and is widely published in academic & professional, journals on Emergency Medical Service, fire service, special operations, public safety and national security issues. He is the co-author of the Brady textbook "The EMS Incident Management System: EMS Operations for Mass Casualty and High Impact Incidents," a contributing author to the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institutes "Hype or Reality? The 'New Terrorism' and Mass Casualty Attacks," the US Fire Administrations "Guide to Developing and Managing an Emergency Service Infection Control Program", National Fire Service Incident Management System Consortiums "Model Procedures Guide for Emergency Medical Incidents, First Edition", International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health-Center for Disaster and Refugee Studies "Public Health Guide for Emergencies" and also the co-author of "Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences" (Prentice Hall/Brady).

Chief Maniscalco is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and the Homeland Defense-Chemical Weapons Task Force; the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ENCOMPASS project. Additionally, Maniscalco holds an appointment to the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Department of Justice Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, a three-year panel examining the issues of responding to acts of terrorism. He is also an appointee to the United States Congressionally mandated National Panel to Assess Domestic Preparedness (Gilmore Commission) and sits as the Chairman of the State and Local Response Panel.

Paul M. Maniscalco earned his Baccalaureate degree in Public Administration-Public Health & Safety from the City University of New York, a Master of Public Administration-Foreign Policy & National Security from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is presently a candidate for a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Behavior with a focus on disaster management.

Henry T. Christen, MPA, EMT. Hank Christen, is the Director of Emergency Response Operations for Unconventional Concepts Inc. He was previously a Battalion Chief on the Atlanta Fire Department, and Director of Emergency Services, Okaloosa County, Florida.

He has served as the Unit Commander for the Gulf Coast Disaster Medical Assistance Team and responded to national level disasters including multiple hurricanes, wildfires, and the 1996 Olympics under the Federal Response plan.

He is a member of the Department of Defense, Defense Science Board, Transnational Threat Study and has served on the Department of Defense, Interagency Board (IAB) EMS/Medical Working Group and an Advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. He is currently a member of the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness, John E Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Hank has been a speaker at international disaster conferences since the 1970's, is a contributing Editor to Firehouse Magazine, and has published over 50 technical articles. He is the co-author of The EMS Incident Management System—A Guide to Mass Casualty and High Impact Events (Brady, 1998) and a contributing author for the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health-Center for Disaster and Refugee Studies "Public Health Guide for Emergencies". He is also the co-author of Understanding Terrorism and Managing Consequences and Terrorism Response—Field Guide for Law Enforcement (Prentice Hall/Brady).

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