Biological Weapons

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ISBN: EFGBW0705

$395.00

Overview

Provides training and response guidelines to emergency personnel who would be called upon to respond to a terrorist incident involving biological agents. Examines - viruses, bacteria, toxins and rickettsia. Topics covered:• Possible targets• Likely terrorist devices• Hazmat response protocols• Site management and control• Role of National Guard Civil Support Teams More »

Description

ISBN: EFGBW0705

Provides training and response guidelines to emergency personnel who would be called upon to respond to a terrorist incident involving biological agents. Examines - viruses, bacteria, toxins and rickettsia. Topics covered:

• Possible targets
• Likely terrorist devices
• Hazmat response protocols
• Site management and control
• Role of National Guard Civil Support Teams and Medical Strike Teams
• Specialized equipment and supplies
• Chem-bio certified protective suits and air purifying respirators
• Incident management

Addresses three different scenarios: (1) Intelligence agencies uncover the probability of a known threat and responders are called out to support the operations of the agencies; (2)a device is actually discovered, either prior to or following a release; and (3) an attack goes unrecognized until a number of victims develop symptoms. Other topics covered:

• How biological agents can be delivered
• Incubation periods
• Determining the dispersal site
• 29 minutes

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