Counter Terrorism Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders
Second Edition
by Robert Burke

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders details the characteristics, actions, identification, containment, and emergency treatment of all types of agents.


  • Outlines changes in emergency response tactics since the 9/11 attacks
  • Provides the latest information on terrorist agents including bacterial, viral, blister-, blood-, nerve-toxins, irritants, and "dirty bombs"
  • Details specific procedures for hazardous material identification and containment, and for emergency treatment
  • Examines new techniques and devices for monitoring and detection, protective equipment, and decontamination
  • Offers an updated list of training programs and courses


Chemical Terrorist Agents

  • Nerve Agents
  • Blister Agents or Vesicants
  • Blood Agents (Cyanogens)
  • Choking Agents (Lung Damaging Agents)
  • Riot Control Agents (Irritant Agents)
  • Vomiting Agents
  • Miscellaneous Chemical Agents

Biological Terrorist Agents 129

  • Bacterial Agents
  • Viruses
  • Biological Toxins

Explosive Terrorism

  • ATF Bomb Threat Checklist
  • Characteristics of Explosions
  • Categories of Explosions
  • Types of Chemical Explosions
  • Two Phases of Explosions
  • Yield vs. Order
  • Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Letter and Package Bombs
  • Explosives under ATF Jurisdiction

Nuclear Terrorism

  • Definition of Radioactive Material
  • History of Radiation
  • Atomic Structure
  • Nuclear Fission
  • Types of Radiation
  • Measurements of Radioactivity
  • Biological Effects of Nuclear Explosions
  • Radiation Exposure
  • Effects of Nuclear Explosions

Incendiary Terrorism 245

  • What is Arson
  • The Firefighter's Role
  • History of Incendiary Terrorist Incidents
  • Types of Incendiary Devices
  • Chemistry of Fire and Fire Behavior
  • Heat Transfer
  • Stages of Fire Development
  • Clues to Arson and Terrorism
  • Fire Causes

Monitoring and Detection Equipment for Terrorist Agents

  • Monitoring for Oxygen Levels
  • Monitoring for Flammable Atmospheres
  • Monitoring Toxic Atmospheres
  • Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
  • Colorimetric Sampling Tubes
  • Chemical Agent Detectors
  • Direct-Read Instruments
  • Test Kits
  • Test Strips
  • CDP Five-Step Process for Biological Materials
  • Five-Step Testing Process
  • Agent Characteristics for Monitoring
  • Biological Agent Detectors
  • Radiation Detection Equipment
  • Air Monitoring during Terrorist Incidents
  • Explosives Monitoring
  • Anthrax Field Test Update

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Decontamination for Terrorist Agents

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Body Protection
  • Guidelines for Choosing Chemical and Biological Agent
  • Protective Clothing
  • PPE Required for Protection from Specific Agents
  • CDC Interim Recommendations for the Selection and Use of
  • Protective Clothing and Respirators against Biological Agents
  • Heat and Cold Stress
  • PPE of the Future
  • Decontamination
  • Technical Decontamination
  • Emergency Decontamination
  • Removing Clothing
  • Skin Decontamination Solutions and Agents
  • Equipment Decontamination Solutions and Agents
  • Decontamination Corridor Setup

Response Tactics for Terrorism: "The Rules Have Changed"

  • Approaching the Scene
  • Establishing Scene Control
  • Identifying the Hazards
  • Public Protection Options
  • Managing the Incident
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Incident Operations
  • Triage, Treatment, and Transport
  • Preparing the Hospitals
  • Managing the Deceased
  • Fighting Fires Involving Chemical Agents
  • Investigating the Crime
  • Termination of the Incident
  • Developing a Plan
  • Resources
  • Response to Incidents Involving Radioactive Materials
  • Department of Energy Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST)
  • FEMA's Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) Program
  • Metropolitan Medical Strike Force Teams (MMST)
  • FBI Explosives Unit - Bomb Data Center
  • U.S. Army Soldier Systems Command (SBCCOM)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Strike Force
  • National Guard Civil Support Teams (Formerly Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection [RAID] Teams)
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Visual First Responder (VFR)
  • Homeland Security Alert System
  • Trident/One Mass Decontamination Device

Terrorism Resources and Response Training

  • National Fire Academy: Emmitsburg, Maryland
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP): Fort McClellan, Alabama
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Programs
  • Resident Training
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness Training Update
  • L.Z. Johnson Retires as Center for Domestic Preparedness Director
  • Hospital Preparedness for Terrorism
  • Types of MMRS/IEMC Programs
  • National Center for Emergency Preparedness
  • National Center for Combating Terrorism (NCCT) (Nevada Test Site)
  • New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Training Center (EMRTC)
  • Louisiana State University (LSU) (Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education)
  • National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)
  • Training Videos Available from the Department of Justice


click here to see books videos cd-roms of related interest


Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders
Second Edition
by Robert Burke

2006 510 pages $84.95 + shipping
Texas residents please add 6.75 % sales tax

Go to Top of Page

copyright © 1997-2009 Culinary and Hospitality Industry Publications Services