Publisher description for Counter-terrorism for emergency responders / Robert Burke.

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The United States is a high priority target, and the goal of today's terrorist is body count. Our enemies can kill thousands with just a small amount of chemical or biological agent This book meticulously details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment, of all types of possible agents. With chapters on chemical agents, biological agents, explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage, to monitoring and detection techniques, decontamination, and training resources. The worst may never happen to your community, but will you be prepared if it does?

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Terrorism -- Prevention.