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Law Enforcement and Security Officers' Guide to Responding to Bomb Threats, Third Edition

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Jim Smith, A.S., B.S., M.S.S.
Date Published
226 pages
This revised edition of A Law Enforcement and Security Officers' Guide to Responding to Bomb Threats, provides clear and concise information to enable law enforcement to respond to bomb threats, bomb incidents, or chemical-biological-radiological events.
The book is intended to be used as a guide for developing protocols to meet these occurrences. The book is not intended as a replacement for trained and well-equipped bomb technicians but rather as a way to provide first responders with the information they need to identify suspect items and take appropriate action until trained personnel arrive at the scene. The book is has 20 chapters that cover the following topics: 1) The Role of First Responder; 2) The Role of the Bomb Squad; 3) Types of Bombers; 4) Risk Assessment; 5) Bomb Threats; 6) Bomb Incident Management; 7) Searches; 8) Evacuations; 9) Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and Explosives; 10) Vehicle Bombs; 11) Domestic Bombings; 12) Incendiary Devices; 13) Protective Measures; 14) Operational Security; 15) Bomb Incident Management in a Health Care Facility; 16) Bomb Threats in the School and Higher Education Environment; 17) Responding to Explosions; 18) Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons; 19) Clandestine Drug Laboratories; and 20) Logistical Support of Bomb Squads. Appendix, glossary and index


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