Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the author -- 1. Introduction : It's just another hazardous materials incident! -- 2. History of terrorism -- -- 3. Chemical terrorist agents -- 4. Biological terrorist agents -- 5. Explosive terrorism -- 6. Nuclear terrorism -- 7. Incendiary terrorism -- 8. Monitoring and detection equipment for terrorist agents -- 9. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and decontamination for terrorist agents -- 10. Response tactics for terrorism : "the rules have changed" -- 11. Terrorism resources and response training -- Glossary -- References -- Appendices -- Index. The United States is a high priority target, and the goal of today's terrorist is body count. Our enemies can kill thousands with just a small amount of chemical or biological agent. This book details the characteristics, actions, identification, and containment of possible agents. With chapters on chemical agents, biological agents, explosive, nuclear, and incendiary devices, the author prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage, to monitoring and detection techniques, decontamination, and training resources. It provides step-by-step procedures for recognizing and identifying terrorist incidents. Explores scene security, crime scene, isolation issues and recommended protective equipment and decontamination procedures. Provides guidance for all emergency responders to terrorist incidents, including fire, EMS, and law enforcement.