Get 40% off of select print and eBooks in Engineering & Materials Science!

Nato Security through Science Series B:

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

Editors: Steinhäusler, Friedrich, Edwards, Frances (Eds.)

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3585-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3583-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3584-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Catastrophic Terrorism: Risk Assessment of the New Threats to First Responders

    Pages 1-10

  • Current Threats to First Responders

    Pages 11-32

  • Current Detection Capabilities and Their Limitations

    Pages 33-47

  • Current Capabilities of First Responders in Different Countries

    Pages 48-81

  • Future Requirements of the First Responder Community

    Pages 82-117

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3585-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3583-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3584-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NATO AND TERRORISM Catastrophic Terrorism and First Responders: Threats and Mitigation
Editors
  • Friedrich Steinhäusler
  • Frances Edwards
Series Title
Nato Security through Science Series B:
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3585-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3585-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3583-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3584-5
Series ISSN
1871-465X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 204
Topics