IFSTA Essentials 5 th ed. Ch. 22 pages 1,184-1,191. Identification of Terrorist Attacks. The Threat. OK City. Spain. Algiers. Indonesia. Birmingham. Critical Differences. Critical Differences. Different from Hazmat incident: Accidental versus intentional Crime scenes
What should be done if criminal or terrorist activity is suspected at the scene of an incident?
Report it to the incident commander (IC) as quickly as possible.
Who is primarily, not solely, responsible for the collection of evidence at a terrorist event?
Which is the lead law enforcement agency at a terrorist event?
Toxic substances that are living materials or obtained from living materials
Anthrax Scare of 2001: The famous “white powder” mailings
Emergency medical services (EMS) responders and health-care personnel may be first to realize that there has been a biological attack
How can it be determined that radiation is involved at an incident?
Monitoring can determine if radiation is involved.
Monitoring must be conducted at all explosive incidents.
Nuclear attacks (CBRNE)
The intentional detonation of a nuclear weapon
also referred to as Bombings: