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Weapons of Mass Destruction

This class is designed to increase the responder's awareness of materials that could be used for weapons of mass destruction. It includes discussions on biological, chemical, radiological, incendiary, explosive and nuclear agents. The following is covered:

Biological agents

Describe the various types of biological warfare (BW) agents; recognize the signs and symptoms of exposure, and which agents may be spread by secondary transmission

Radiological / Nuclear agents

Recognize the various types of radiological hazards and understand the acute health effects from radiation exposure.

Incendiary agents

Recognize the common incendiary devices and materials that may be used to perform arson or terrorist activities.

Chemical agents

Describe the types of chemical warfare agents and recognize signs and symptoms of exposure. What industrial materials could possibly be used in terrorist activities.

Explosive materials

Describe how explosives work and may be used for terrorist activities.