Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 152

Course Number:
FP 152
Course Title:
Emergency Response to Terrorism
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Course Description

Covers special needs of responders to incidents which may have been caused by terrorists. Includes definitions of terrorism, history of terrorists, suspicious circumstances, agents utilized by terrorists, self-protection, crime scene considerations, and special command issues.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is based on the National Fire Academy course and is primarily designed to address the needs of fire service personnel, emergency service providers and hazardous materials responders. 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 manaagement, public health workers, armed forces, and disaster response agencies.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Devine 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.
  • Implement appropriate self-protection measures.
  • Define scene security considerations unique to terrorist incidents.
  • Make appropriate notifications.
  • Define and describe defensive considerations associated with biological, nuclear, incendiary, chemical, and explosive (B-Nice incidents.
  • Describe command and control issues associated with crime activities.
  • Define and describe recovery and termination issues associated with terrorism incidents.

Course Activities and Design

the material in this course will be presented in a lecture, discussion and round table discussion format. Book and journal reviews as well as audio/visual displays will be employed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discuss the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided. Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, participation in discussion, round table discussions, and presentations.