Recognizing a Terrorist Event Indicators Planning and preparation is kept

Recognizing a terrorist event indicators planning and

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Recognizing a Terrorist Event (Indicators) Planning and preparation is kept covert by the terrorist agents. Responders should maintain situational awareness, particularly at high target areas. Potential High-Value Targets Major sporting events, concerts, parades Location where destruction will provoke extreme fear, such as nuclear power plants, petroleum distillation and storage facilities
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Locations that will provoke extreme emotional reactions, such as daycare centers, schools, healthcare facilities, abortion clinics, and churches Locations crucial to transportation, such as airports, subway or train stations, tunnels, and bridges Critical industry and infrastructure such as power plants, water treatment plants, manufacturing facilities, power lines, and natural gas lines. Locations of symbolic significance, such as local, state and government buildings. Locations vital to emergency response such as police stations, fire stations, dispatch centers, command centers, EMS facilities, and hospitals. National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Instituted in 2011 to replace the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System Applies to the United States and its territories. Alerts responders to the potential of an attack with as many details as possible, such as geographic location, transportation concerns, and the nature of the threat. It also includes steps that can be taken for people or communities to protect themselves. Will advise whether the threat is elevated (no specific information about timing or location) or imminent (believed to be impending or expected to occur soon). Released to the public via DHS.gov/alerts, news and social media platforms Automatically canceled after a designated expiration date. In determining the potential for a terrorist attack, on every call you should observe for the following: Preincident indicators Type of location Type of call Number of patients Victim’s statements Response Actions Ensure scene safety and personal safety Notify dispatch and your supervisor of the incident Request additional/specialized resources Establish or coordinate with command
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Initiate mass-casualty incident procedures Scene Safety The best location for staging is upwind and uphill. Failure to park your vehicle at a safe location can place you and your partner in danger. If your vehicle is blocked by other emergency vehicles, or damaged by a secondary device, you will be unable to provide transport or escape. Wear proper PPE and beware of cross-contamination. Command Initial Tasks: Report to incident command post Establish a medical branch under the operations section. Determine the scope and scale: type, hazards to responders, number of patients/deceased, safe access, egress, and staging locations Gather information on decontamination area (hot, cold, warm) Establish and assign supervisors to individual areas Triage: minor/walking wounded (green), delayed (yellow), urgent (orange), immediate (red), deceased (black) Treatment Transportation
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