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Terrorism / WMD Response

Terrorism and WMD response is increasingly becoming the responsibility of fire and EMS departments. Use the terrorism response topic to research equipment and tactics to prepare yourself and your personnel for potential terrorist incidents.

“Just try to wrap your thoughts around having 3, 4, 5, 10 gunshot wound patients thrown at you – at one or two medics with one ambulance.”
Emergency services organizations are struggling to meet the escalating needs for medical supplies, equipment and vehicles
A FF/paramedic captain recounts hunkering down with victims at the Pentagon on 9/11 while expecting another attack
A bomb in a van in the underground parking garage exploded killing six people, injuring over 1,000
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant funds counter-terrorism operations for nine cities, towns
Officials call for Mayor Wu to unfreeze funds after new warnings of lone-actor” threats around the holidays
Miami Beach officials approved the deployment of 12 firefighters overseas
Prosecutors say Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may not face the death penalty
Cebollero, Dudley and Ludwig discuss honoring the legacy of 9/11
A British court was told during an inquiry into the 2017 terrorist attack that police officers pleaded for ambulances as concertgoers carried victims on makeshift stretchers
Limit your exposure and clean the ambulance and your clothing before heading home after shift to avoid contaminating your home and loved ones
Anticipating potential targets, and preplanning a coordination and communication plan are keys to an organized response
From full-scale to tabletop exercises, preparing for a mass casualty incident should be part of disaster management training
Communication problems, especially reliability and interoperability, are widespread and complicate preparedness, training and response
Police said the explosion was a terrorist attack, the fifth in Britain this year