First Responders Handbook: An Introduction, Second Edition

Michael L. Madigan

CRC Press
Published September 7, 2017
Reference - 280 Pages - 19 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138089686 - CAT# K34798

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  • Details the threat and vulnerability assessment process
  • Presents an understanding of terrorism and its roots
  • Covers the use and response of a dirty bomb use
  • Discusses the decontamination process and procedures
  • Addresses security management


The objective of this handbook is to make available in a quick reference form, the information to enhance and support the response capabilities of firefighters, emergency medical technicians, hazardous materials response teams, law enforcement officers, bomb squads, medical doctors and nurses, emergency managers, schools, and others. This handbook is dedicated and committed to disaster prevention, preparedness, readiness, response, mitigation and recovery efforts. This is an ideal book for newcomers to the field, and can be used for fast knowledge for application to any areas of response.


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