Know the Smells and Warning Bells of WMD
- DETECTING TERRORISM AGENTS AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Hawley, Christopher // Fire Engineering;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 157, p17
This article discusses various issues related to detection of potential weapons of mass destruction (WMD) materials and terrorists, with specific reference to fire service of the U.S. Detecting these materials can be difficult. One issue compounding the detection of potential WMD materials is...
- HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND THE FIRE SERVICE. Schnepp, Rob // Fire Engineering;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 157, p13
This article discusses various issues related to new investment in high technology to better equip the fire service of the U.S. to handle a crisis caused by weapons of mass destruction. The American fire service can be accused of many things. However, being high-technology or cutting-edge is not...
- The CBRN threat. Phillips, Chris // Crisis Response Journal;Jun2010, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p48
The article discusses the major issues faced by global communities in countering the threat of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons as seen by Great Britain National Counter Terrorism Security Office. It is found that many countries have not given the protection of CBRN...
- APPROACH WMD EVENTS WITH A NEW MINDSET. Sargent, Chase // Fire Engineering;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 157, p7
This article suggests fire services to approach crisis caused by weapons of mass destruction (WMD) with a cool mindset. The stark reality is that personnel must be ready to deal with large numbers of victims while using turnout gear and breathing apparatus and the limited monitoring and...
- ATTACKING WILDFIRES TOGETHER. Steve#Brown // Fire Engineering;May2005 Supplement, Vol. 158, p12
Focuses on the effort of federal, state, local, tribal and private firefighting resources in combating wildfires in the U.S. Importance of unity in responding to fire-related calamities; Fire management strategy used by firefighters in preventing flames to grow bigger; Features and equipment of...
- Do you train in calling a MAYDAY? Thill, Judy // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p52
Emphasizes the need for firefighters to practice calling a Mayday. Details of the rescue drill taken by firefighters of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland; Words used by Battalion Chief Dave Berry to describe the time to call a Mayday; Procedures for calling a Mayday.
- Trenching Strategy: Drawing a Line in the Sand. DUNNE, THOMAS // Fire Engineering;Dec2013, Vol. 166 Issue 12, p61
The article describes an operation by the Fire Department of New York units which called for a strategy of aggressively attacking the fire while ensuring that likely paths of extension were examined. Topics discussed include the strategic challenges encountered at a top-floor fire in an...
- Mastering disaster. Russell, Scott // Minnesota Fire Chief;May/Jun2004, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p24
Focuses on the Weapons of Mass Destruction training that all uniformed firefighters in Minneapolis, Minnesota will receive. Information on the 3/30 rule for potential chemical or biological attacks; Explanation on the buddy taping training; Description of decontamination trailers.
- Selected Literature on Terrorism and CBRN Threats. // Perspectives on Terrorism;Nov2010, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p57
The article lists the selected literature on terrorism and chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) threats.