Terrorism: The New Reality for First Responders - Carol Stream, IL
FD/PD/EMS Roles in Homeland Security
- An outline of the roles the FD/PD/EMS will be called upon to fill in the event of the potential terrorist attacks.
- Types of funding sources that may be available.
- The key to successful grant-funded terrorism programs
- Terrorism prevention roles
Operations at Active Shooter/Hostage/ Siege Incidents
- Intelligence gathering
- Interagency coordination
- FD/PD/EMS Operations
Operations at Bombings and Other Explosions
- Historical overview of past bombing campaigns
- Evolution of terrorist groups use of bombs
- Examination of the Israeli experience
- FD operations at an explosion scene
- Threats to responders
Operations at Chemical Attacks
- Potential targets
- Potential agents
- FD/PD/EMS roles, strategy and tactics
- Decontamination operations
- Medical interventions
Operations at Biological Events
- Potential targets and threats
- Types of dispersions
- Handling suspicious “White Powders”
- Strategic and tactical responses to threats
- Past responses-successes and problems
Operations at Radiological Events
- “Dirty Bombs”
- Detection devices and policies
- Dosimetry and exposure limits.
Fire as a Terrorist Weapon
- Previous attacks with fire
- Operations at a terrorism related fire
John Norman is a 48 year veteran of the fire service including over 27 years with the FDNY. As a Firefighter and Company Officer Chief Norman spent 17 years in the FDNY’s Special Operations units. Chief Norman served as Search and Rescue Manager for the World Trade Center site after the 9/11/01 attacks. Chief Norman retired as the Deputy Assistant Chief in charge of the Special Operations Command.
David Norman– is a 2ndGrade Detective and 33 year veteran of the NYPD and member of the Elite Emergency Service Unit. Detective Norman has been a lead instructor at the NYPD Emergency Service Units Specialized Training School for the past 13 years. Detective Norman is an Ex-Captain and over 30 year member of the Inwood Volunteer Fire Department. He retired in late 2017.