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CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events
Planning and Responseav Dan Kaszeta1009
Sets forth what to do and what not to do to keep people and property safe Based on the author's more than two decades of managing core facets of emergency planning and response, this book enables readers to minimize the possibility of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) disaster or a hazardous material (hazmat) incident at public events. Moreover, it sets forth the tools needed to quickly respond to an incident in order to avoid or minimize casualties and damages. With its comprehensive approach, the book equips readers to plan for and manage a multi-disciplinary safety and emergency response team, including police, security, medical, military, and fire and civil protection personnel. CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events examines all aspects of security planning and emergency response, including: * General planning and preparedness procedures such as initial considerations, response network development, and training and exercise * Planning and preparedness for security and emergency response providers, including medical, fire, police, military, and VIP protection personnel * Incident response, including initial response, detection and identification, and law enforcement Lastly, the author provides fourteen specific public event scenarios, explaining what to do and what not to do for effective emergency planning and response to CBRN and hazmat incidents. These scenarios also set the foundation for preparedness training and exercises. Throughout the book, sidebars summarize the author's extensive operational and managerial experience, helping readers focus on the core tested and proven strategies and techniques needed to prevent or mitigate the impact of a CBRN or hazmat incident. With its unique focus on CBRN and hazmats, this book is essential reading for all personnel charged with protecting lives and property at large public events.
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Nerve agents are the world's deadliest means of chemical warfare. Nazi Germany developed the first military-grade nerve agents and massive industry for their manufacture-yet, strangely, the Third Reich never used them. At the end of the Second Wor...
DAN KASZETA is Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Non-Proliferation Studies and Managing Director at Strongpoint Security Ltd. He is also a Correspondent for CBRNe World. Mr. Kaszeta's more than twenty-year career has spanned a broad range of core activities in emergency planning and response. A former captain in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps, Mr. Kaszeta worked for the White House for twelve years as Disaster Preparedness Adviser for the White House Military Office and as Physical Security Specialist for the U.S. Secret Service.
Acknowledgments iii Foreword v Part I. Introduction Chapter 1. The Threat Environment 7 Chapter 2. Differing Perspectives and Philosophies on CBRN/HAZMAT Planning and Response 29 Part II. General Planning and Preparedness Efforts Chapter 3. CBRN Context: Interagency Planning and Cooperation 49 Chapter 4. General Planning Considerations at an Early Stage 69 Chapter 5. Building Capability and Capacity 83 Chapter 6. Equipment Procurement 101 Chapter 7. Dealing with Event Venues 117 Part III. The Response Disciplines Chapter 8. Medical Preparedness 139 Chapter 9. Police, Law Enforcement, Intelligence, and Security Preparedness 155 Chapter 10. Preparedness for the Fire and HAZMAT Sector 167 Chapter 11. The Military Preparing for Military Support to Civil Authorities 179 Chapter 13. Preparedness for Everybody Else 189 Part IV. Response Chapter 13. Initial Assessment and Response 207 Chapter 14. Detection, Measurement, and Identification of Hazards 225 Chapter 15. Medical Response 251 Chapter 16. Decontamination 263 Chapter 17. Law Enforcement and Security Response 281 Chapter 18. Consequence Management and Other Related Measures 297 Part V. Practical Scenarios Scenario A. The Venue Search 311 Scenario B. Screening People, Vehicles, And Goods 317 Scenario C. Radiation Detection and Radiation Alerts 323 Scenario D. Unattended and/or Suspicious Packages 329 Scenario E. A Communicated Threat 333 Scenario F. An Anthrax Letter 339 Scenario G. Industrial HAZMAT Accidents 345 Scenario H. Suspicious Odors and Unexplained Illness 351 Scenario I. External Chemical Attack 357 Scenario J. Internal Chemical Attack 363 Scenario K. The Biological Attack 367 Scenario L. The Crime Scene 373 Scenario M. The Dirty Bomb and Structured Collapse 379 Appendices Appendix A. Glossary of Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms 385 Appendix B. Threat Basis and Planning Threshold 391 Appendix C. Template for a CBRN/HAZMAT Site Survey 395 Appendix D. Task Lists, Capability Survey, and Capacity Survey 399 Appendix E. Synchronization Matrix for CBRN/HAZMAT Response at a Major Event 403 Appendix F. Sample Detection and Identification Decision Trees 407 Appendix G. If You Only Read One Page, Read This One! 411 Bibliography 415 Index 421