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Self study course on response to terrorism
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Friday, 31 May 2002
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You are one of the first to arrive on the scene of a suspected terrorist incident. As a first responder trained at the awareness level, you are
among the first to witness or discover an incident involving criminal activity or terrorism and to initiate an emergency response sequence by
notifying the proper authorities. In this role you need the following competencies which you can acquire through training and professional experience:

· an understanding of what terrorism is and the risks associated with such an incident;
· an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with a terrorist incident;
· the ability to recognize the presence of, and identify, criminal activity or terrorism in an emergency;
· an understanding of the role of the first responder as it relates to components of an emergency response plan, including site security and the U.S. Department of Transportations (DOT) North American Emergency Response
Guidebook;
· the ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to an emergency communication center; and
· the ability to self-protect, keeping responder safety as a priority. The online FEMA-USFA course is self-paced, paper-based document and is designed to provide the basic awareness training to prepare first
responders to respond to incidents of terrorism safely and effectively.

For additional information, visit the Community & Family Preparedness Network: http://www.humanitarian.net/cfpnet
 
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