Acts of terrorism present unique threats to communities. Students are shown the approaches to planning for and responding to acts of terrorism, including those that are chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive. The concept of hazard and risk vulnerability as it applies to terrorism is presented. Also discussed is how the threat of terrorism has affected emergency preparedness and the approach taken to terrorism preparedness at the local, state, national, and international level.
Prerequisites: EMSM 6016 Fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness