Question for the firefighters on my page. Would firemen or their officers be interested in learning how to perform a type of "pre-incident" survey on buildings in regards to a terrorist attack / mass shooting? Basically I have submitted this course outline to some fire conferences but can't get anyone to bite. Maybe the subject isn't what they want to hear about , or maybe I'm offering it to the wrong people? What do you think? (Course outline follows.) .
Just like fire departments perform pre-fireplanning and pre-incident surveys of existing buildings to evaluate their vulnerability (and planned response) to a fire, I believe that local fire-rescue departments are uniquely suited to also provide recommendations and insight to
building owners and government stakeholders in regards to potential terrorist attacks. .
This presentation will give them some ideas for how they can get that program started and hopefully give them the tools they need to help themselves. With that in mind, the goal of this presentation is to introduce the FEMA Risk Management Series (Mitigation of Terrorist Attacks including Document 426 and 459, among others) to firefighters and other public officials. I would like to walk them through the process of improving the safety of their existing commercial, public, and government buildings by demystifying the FEMA guidelines and putting it into a language which people besides engineers and architects can understand.
Learning Objectives *
1) Become acquainted with the recent history of terror attacks on government and commercial buildings.
1a) Understand the effects of explosive blast
1b) Become acquainted with chemical, biological, & radiological attacks
2) Learn how to use the FEMA Value/Threat/Hazard assessment system for existing buildings
2a) Understand building components & related weaknesses
3) learn how to provide analysis & assessment recommendations
4) Learn about practical protection measures for existing buildings
Any insights appreciated. #fireman#firefighter#terrorism#dhs#homelandsecurity#emt#paramedic#rescuetaskforce#firerescue
- [ ] Current day events show the danger we currently face. With the recent terror attacks in NYC, we feel that we must have a team ready in the event of an attack hitting Staten Island or the surrounding area. We have developed the Terrorism Response Team which responds to acts of terror and provides emergency medical care, MCI (Mass Casualty Incident) Management & Incident Management. This decision didn’t come lightly. After countless hours of discussion, we decided this was the right thing to do to protect the citizens of Staten Island and NYC.
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Our Rescue Task Force members are out tonight keeping Staten Island Safe! As nice as it might look outside, be very careful as temperatures drop and snow becomes ice. Please heed the warnings of the NYC OEM and other city organizations! Stay safe
Last week we had the opportunity to train first responders from around the region during a week-long, grueling tactical medicine school. These guys put out an outstanding effort and overcame everything we threw at them!
This course was 56hrs long, and covered topics ranging from TCCC, basic tactics, Rescue Task Force concepts, and much more! For those interested, this course will be repeated February 26th through March 2nd.
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There's always at least one role player who really gets into the part. Our role players are encouraged to act: shot, stabbed, scared and hurt. The wound packing simulator doesn't grab the rescuer during the "static skills" portion of class. It's eye opening. Decrease the sense of sight by working in low light, overload hearing by having role players scream for help and a security team constantly interacting with the RTF and watch fine motor skills take a shit. A student who was a rockstar in the surgical cric skill station needs to be watched carefully to make sure they leave with as many fingers as they started.