Cross-Training for First Responders

Cross-Training for First Responders

Author: Gregory Bennett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439826544

Category: Law

Page: 283

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The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001 brought enhanced emergency preparedness among first responders to the forefront of public awareness. Since those events — and despite significant progress made in many of the areas previously deemed deficient — some response areas are still woefully inadequate. Cross-Training for First Responders highlights these weaknesses that, in many cases, still remain in the response community. The book presents concrete solutions that arm first responders with vital knowledge so that they are better prepared in the event of another major incident. Innovative training The author demonstrates that the best way responders can prepare for, react to, and mitigate an incident is to require them to train outside their traditional responsibilities — thereby developing an understanding of other first responder agencies’ terms, methods, and operational procedures. Despite this enhanced situational training, communication gaps can occur during cross-response and across regions. The book explains the kind of training required to prevent a lack of situational awareness by those thrust into unfamiliar territory during crisis events or mass disasters. Other topics include ways to curtail the inherent tensions that arise between voluntary and career responders, how to turn conflicts between various responding agencies into collaboration, innovative training strategies, grant opportunities to pay for training and equipment, and the rising trend of on-line training courses. Testing readiness before an incident occurs Finally, the book covers mechanisms for testing first responders’ ability to apply their new cross-training techniques, demonstrates how to plan and conduct a "tabletop" drill, and explains how to review the drill results to determine the areas in which participants are still deficient. By identifying problem areas and offering concrete solutions, this book enables first responders to harness every possible advantage so that they are prepared and ready to confront the next crisis, no matter where it may strike.

NATO AND TERRORISM Catastrophic Terrorism and First Responders: Threats and Mitigation

NATO AND TERRORISM Catastrophic Terrorism and First Responders: Threats and Mitigation

Author: Friedrich Steinhäusler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402035852

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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September 11, 2001 in the U.S., March 11, 2004 in Madrid – just two examples of a series of major terror attacks against NATO member states on both sides of the Atlantic. We now know that international terrorism is capable of transboundary planning and military style execution of attacks, resulting in several thousand dead and wounded. In the future even larger terror attacks can no longer be ruled out, including the deployment of weapons of mass destruction. This new form of catastrophic terrorism poses a major challenge to the first responder community in their search and rescue operations, since these new threats represent an unprecedented risk for their health, possibly even questioning their own survival. Since the first responders are the first line of defence of every community in the aftermath of such a terror attack, it is essential for every community to ensure that its first responders are able to provide their valuable services even in such extreme situations. In this important new book a group of experts represents the current knowledge on the various terrorism threats to first responders resulting from the novel use of conventional weapons, as well radiological, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Also, the current situation in selected countries of different sizes and practical experience with terrorism countermeasures (Austria, Israel, Slovenia, Russia, U.S.) is reviewed, focusing on the national operational logistics and the individual needs for improving the present situation. Finally, this book offers innovative solutions to strengthen the level of protection of the first responders, culminating in fifty-one practically applicable recommendations.

EMDR with First Responders

EMDR with First Responders

Author: Dr. Marilyn Luber, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing

ISBN: 9780826132222

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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In eBook Format! Praise for Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters, from which this eBook is compiled: "In this latest insightful volume gathered and edited by Marilyn Luber, the authors have combined the lessons learned with personal accounts of how they proceeded. There is still much to be done to integrate mental health care effectively into disaster response worldwide, but this volume will help to point the way to best practices." -Robert Gelbach, PhD Past Executive Director at EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs EMDR Therapy is a psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. Using these standard procedures and protocols as its template, this book presents step-by-step scripts that enable new practitioners and seasoned EMDR clinicians, trainers, and consultants alike to incorporate EMDR Therapy into their case conceptualizations and treatment plans when working with first responders who have suffered acute stress injuries during man-made and natural disasters. These scripts can be put to use immediately and retain the complete integrity of EMDR Therapy by presenting the three-prong protocol (past memories, present triggers, and future templates) and the 11-step procedure essential to the standard practice of EMDR Therapy. They reinforce the specific parts, sequence, and language used to create an effective outcome, and illustrate how clinicians are using this framework to work with a variety of therapeutic difficulties and modalities while maintaining the integrity of the AIP model. The eBook illuminates early intervention procedures for first responders and protective service workers who must assist populations in the aftermaths of catastrophic events. It includes information and summary sheets created specifically for different types of first responders including firefighters and EMS professionals, the police, and the military. It also includes an underground trauma protocol designed for trauma related to mining disasters, and a “Blind to Therapist Protocol.” Key Features: Provides protocols for practicing EMDR with first responders to man-made and natural disasters Includes concise summary sheets for quick information retrieval in perilous circumstances Presents specific protocols for use with firefighters, EMS responders, the police, the military, and first responders to mining disasters Offers step-by-step scripts that enable practitioners to enhance their expertise more quickly Highlights international perspectives

First Responders

First Responders

Author: Kezia Endsley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111864

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 122

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First Responders includes interviews with professionals in the field, covers four main areas of this field that have proven to be stable, lucrative, and growing professions. Paramedics Emergency medical technicians Police officers Firefighters

Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers

Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers

Author: Bowers, Clint A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522598046

Category: Medical

Page: 372

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The stress that comes with being a first responder has been known to lead to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. However, few clinicians are informed about these health concerns and how to adequately treat them in this population. Therefore, there is an urgent need for practitioners to understand the latest information regarding treatments that will be useful to this specific population. Mental Health Intervention and Treatment of First Responders and Emergency Workers is an essential reference source that focuses on the latest research for diagnosing and treating mental health issues experienced by emergency personnel and seeks to generate awareness and inform clinicians about the unique circumstances encountered by these professionals. While highlighting topics including anxiety disorders and stress management, this book is ideally designed for clinicians, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, practitioners, medical professionals, EMTs, law enforcement, fire departments, military, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and students seeking current research on psychological therapy methods regarding first responders.

Fire Investigations for First Responders

Fire Investigations for First Responders

Author: Russell K. Chandler

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781284180275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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This innovative new textbook from an experienced public safety official, fire marshal, instructor, and career and volunteer fire fighter, presents a concise and comprehensive look at the full spectrum of fire investigation for first responders. The text meets and exceeds the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) course objectives and requirements for Fire Investigator I (C0283). It enables fire fighters and fire officers to assist assigned fire investigators, to the fullest extent possible, with thorough discussions of important topics such as the legal system and spoliation, as well as evidence identification, collection, documentation, and preservation. The author emphasizes the role of the fire investigator in prevention, encouraging first responders to consider themselves seekers of truth who use real-world tools such as the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) to make their communities safer. This textbook includes: Case Studies--Each chapter begins with a case study written by a subject matter expert with deep expertise in fire investigations and prevention. Each case study highlights actual events and lessons learned to emphasize the first responder's role in fire investigation. Key Features--The organization of each chapter is optimized with helpful features such as Learning Objectives, Case Studies, Boxed Tips, Summaries, Key Terms, Review Questions, and Discussion Questions designed to provoke thoughtful consideration and generate classroom debate. An emphasis on practical application and knowledge, including full-color photos and illustrations that illuminate critical components of investigation such as building construction, fire protection systems, burn and smoke patterns, and vehicle fires.