NATO and Terrorism - On Scene:Emergency Management after a Major Terror Attack
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NATO and Terrorism - On Scene:Emergency Management after a Major Terror Attack

The New Challenges for First Responders and Civil Protection
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Frances L. Edwards
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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics NATO Security through Science Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Emergency Management after a Major Terror Attack: The New Challenges for First Responders and Civil Protection, Ericeira, Portugal, March 2-4, 2006
Provides a comprehensive review of the challenges posed to first responders and emergency managers by terrorism
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Contributors. Introduction. Overview. The issue. Emergency planning and terrorism. The framework. Security threat assessment. Preparing for natural hazards vs. terror attack: a matter of risk. The new risk environment. Unconventional use of conventional explosives. Radiological weapons. Weapons of mass destruction. Emergency management challenges. Challenges to law enforcement due to a major terror attack. Challenges due to NRBC threats. Covert versus overt terror attack. Response by law enforcement agents. Prevention and disruption by law enforcement agents. General indicators of CBRNE terrorist activities. Legal aspects of emergency situations. The importance of legal measures during pre- and post-attack periods. Terrorism versus catastrophic terrorism. Criminal justices responses. Tort law as a societal mechanism to protect the innocent injured. Tort lawsuits in a post-9/11 world. Breaking the mold. Distributive justice model and its limitations. Not unusual policy. Fund replacement of tort action for victims of WMVs. Policy correction needed. Legal issues for emergency management planning. Protection against terrorism through emergency management structures. Structures for managing alerting and warning. Public Alerting and Warning. Public Warning Technical Systems. Post Event Messages.Role of Government versus Responsibility of Individual. Emergency Management Structures for Managing Response. Local, State and Federal Structures. Evacuation or Shelter in Place. Federal Structures for Rendering Aid. Non-Governmental Organizations' Role. Using Technology to Aid Planning and Response. Air Modeling. Land Use-Based Modeling. Structural Engineering as Mitigation. Cross Border Interoperability Across Systems. Communications Systems. Interoperable Equipment. Coordination/Command and Control Systems. Receiving External Help - Existing Systems. Special Challenges for Cross-Border Law Enforcement. International disaster response. United Kingdom National Overview. Overview of UK Preparedness. Training and Exercises. Case Study: London Bombings July 2005. National emergency preparedness in the Netherlands: Uncertainty in doing the right things. Change In Risk Awareness. The Dutch Crisis Control Organization. A Scientific Approach to Emergency Management. German Civil Protection. Federal Risk Assessment and Central Emeregency response. The Level of Capacity of First Responders. Protection Against Terrorism through Emergency Management Structures in Norway. Justification and Rationale for Emergency Preparedness. Norwegian Emergency Preparedness - Principles and Priorities. Norwegian Legislation and Regulations on Emergency Preparedness. Structural Framework. First Responder Community in Norway. Danish Emergency Preparedness. Principles and Priorities. Danish Legislation and Regulations on Emergency Preparedness. Structural Framework. First Responders in Denmark. Norwegian and Danish Emergency Preparedness Compared. Emergency Preparedness in Portugal. The U.S. Response to Catastrophic Urban Disasters. Preparatory Phase. Command and Control. Phases of Response. Search Concept of Operations. The Role of Specialists. Special Search Operations. Conclusion. National Emergency preparedness in case of terrorism in Russia. EMERCOM Organization.Operational Plans within EMERCOM. Management Actions. Action Plan. The Beslan School Terror Attack. Response to Unconventional Terrorist Attacks in Israel. Homefront Command. Terrorism Response Planning and Training. Phased response to a terror attack. NATO and consequence management: The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre. Introduction. The Role of NATO and EADRCC. The International staff: Ops Division organization. Steps taken after a request for assistance.I nventory of national chemical, biological and radiological capabilities. Examples of NATO response capabilities. Training and Exercises. NATO SHAPE/Allied Command Operations. European Union Ci
This book provides information about how leading agencies across the NATO membership are preparing to confront and respond to terrorists deploying Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Weapons of Mass Killing (WMK) and Weapons of Mass Disruption (WMDi). Based on contributions by experts from NATO member states, Israel and the Russian Federation, this book offers information on fourth generation warfare as a new challenge to first responders.