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28 December 1998 Changing first responder tactics through the use of advanced technologies
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Proceedings Volume 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.335001
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1998, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The authors will first analyze current tactics used by emergency personnel when responding to 'standard' emergencies involving transportation systems. Next, the vulnerabilities and the consequences of a terrorist attack on a transportation system. Next the vulnerabilities and the consequences of a terrorist attack on a transportation system in which weapons of mass destruction are employed will be explored. The unique problems associated with the site of an emergency where chemical, nuclear, or biological agents have been employed will be investigated. The use of available or next-ready technologies in the areas of detection devices, personal protective clothing, and decontamination equipment will be examined. Combining this information, we will seek to prove the hypothesis that without the use of new technologies a change in first responder tactics is impossible. However, with the use of advanced technologies we will illustrate how new tactics can produce safe, more effective emergency responses.
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William E. Nettles and Stephen Trotter "Changing first responder tactics through the use of advanced technologies", Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.335001
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