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Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Programs



Spec Rescue provides a wide range of training opportunities for your organization. Our training is unique in that we focus on not just the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to succeed but in our 'hidden modules' we focus on teamwork, team life cycles and team decision training.

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Programs Courses:

WMD Engine Company Operations

A one day, eight-hour course designed to prepare engine company personnel to respond safely during the initial stages of a WMD event. The student will become familiar with the history of terrorism, chemical and physical hazards associated with weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, and nuclear), and the appropriate public response to changing threat levels. In addition, the course will cover appropriate initial actions, personal protective equipment, emergency and mass decontamination, resource management and integration of state and federal assets. Classroom style lecture including real life case studies and instructor experiences. Course requires a day (8 hours) based on resources and instructor needs.

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WMD Incident Command

A one-day, eight-hour course designed to prepare incident commanders and company officers to respond effectively to WMD events involving chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. Discussions will include: preparedness, training, SOP/SOG development, operating capabilities of outside agencies, media issues, resource acquisition and management, personal protective equipment, logistics, security issues, site safety and action planning. This course is primarily designed to address the needs of fire service personnel, emergency medical services providers and hazardous materials responders, all trained to at least the operations level of hazardous materials response. Due to the broad scope of the subject matter, the course can be used to address the needs of those without prior hazardous materials training and provide benefits to law enforcement personnel, emergency communications personnel, emergency management personnel, public works management, public health workers, armed forces and disaster response agencies. Classroom style lecture including real life case studies and instructor experiences. Course requires a day (8 hours) and is limited to 30 students.

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Domestic Terrorism Programs: Emergency Response To Bomb Threats

Anyone who deals with the business customer has the potential to be the receiver of a terrorist threat in corporate America. Due to the broad scope of the subject matter, this course can be used to address the training needs of those without prior training or experience in the area of terrorist activities. Trained employees will be able to provide valuable information to the supervisory staff as well as those public service agencies responding to your incident. This course is designed to explore a wide variety of issues and concerns regarding bomb threats and explosive devices. Bombings and the threat of being bombed are harsh realities in today’s modern world. Lectures and hands on instruction are presented as to how and why businesses are threatened in today’s world. In addition, this course delivers a step-by-step process for the employees to follow in dealing with this ever-increasing incident. Emphasis is placed on employee safety with consideration of impacting corporate business loss due to down time. This course identifies methods of dealing with different types of threats. At the completion of this course, the Student will be able to discuss and develop a strategy for dealing with terrorism in their workplace, including identifying and appropriate security precautions, working with authorities, managing leadership and control issues to the final steps of incident termination issues and restoration of normal business activities. Course requires 1 day (8 hours) .

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Domestic Terrorism Programs: Historical Perspectives in Understanding Terrorism 4 - 8 hours

Perhaps the greatest mistake made by governments, responders and others is underestimating the role that history, culture, religion and tribal relationships have in the current terrorist dilemma. This program examines past and present history to explore the real aspects behind terrorism and what is required to combat it today and beyond. In this program we examine: • Historical aspects of terrorism • Islamic religion and is roots. • How the U.S. created the current terrorist movement and let it out of the bottle. • Funding • Specific terrorist groups like HMU, IMU, Al Qaeda and others. • Suicide bombers and the cultural and educational system • Globalism, education and fiscal impacts on Central Asia and Africa. • Saudi oil, money and its connections to U.S. political structure • Warfare as it applies to the 21st century and a terrorist threat. • Responder based approaches that work Course requires 4-8 hours.

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Threats Against Areas of Public Assembly: Terrorism Awareness

If you work, manage, own or provide security for any area of public gathering you are already aware of the common problems that occur with large crowds. Additionally you know what the financial impact can be when a disruption occurs during key events or key times of the year. In this ever-changing environment it is critical that you provide the necessary education, detection and understanding for the potential of terrorist attacks on areas of mass gathering. While law enforcement monitors those who may have the motive and ability, there are times when criminal or political elements are successful in delivering on their threat. Employees are often the first to recognize or discover something “out of place” in the work environment. Recognition of a viable threat is an essential step in minimizing the potential damage that an incident might cause. The simple act of taking a phone call, recognizing the threat and managing it properly can save millions of dollars in lost time or income and eliminate the potential for public relations problems. Employee awareness is designed for managers, security personnel and employees. It is geared towards awareness and recognition. This course provides specific information about terrorism, threat recognition, chemical and biological threats and explosive threats. Finally it is designed to provide you with a method to plan and respond before, during and after an event. Course requires 1 day (8hours).

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Basic Terrorism Concepts for First Responders (National Fire Academy)

This course will explore a wide variety of issues and concerns faced by responders when operating at a potential terrorism incident. This course addresses the special requirements of those incidents with a special emphasis on self-protection for first responders. Terrorist incidents involving biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, or explosive (B-NICE) materials are considered technological hazardous incidents by nature. For this reason, this course is approached from the point of view of a hazardous materials incident with additional complicating factors. This allows us to build upon the proven structure of hazardous materials response in order to address terrorist incidents. At the completion of this course, you will be able to define and discuss terrorism including identifying significant incidents that have occurred within the United States, recognize circumstances and on-scene key indicators which may signify a suspicious incident, define scene security considerations, make appropriate notifications, describe defensive considerations and discuss termination issues associated with terrorism incidents. Course requires 2 days (16 hours).

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