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Author Bennett, Gregory S

Title Cross-training for first responders / Gregory S. Bennett
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents Basic concepts in cross-training -- Law enforcement -- Can't we all just get along? -- Fire and Hazmat -- Emergency medical responders -- Office of emergency management personnel -- Public health professionals -- Other responders -- Politicians -- Training opportunities, grant tips, and related issue -- Online training and distance learning : friend or foe? -- Planning a tabletop exercise -- Planning and conducting a hands-on drill -- Putting it all together -- What have we learned?
Summary Covering exercises, training curricula, and cost-effective recommendations, this manual prepares first responders to face multiple threats from multiple sources. Applying the concept of cross-training to round out skill-sets, it prepares these diverse outfits to assist each other and overcome traditional philosophical and logistical boundaries. Through table-top scenarios, case examples, and discussion of common sticking points, this innovative book enables response professionals and practitioners to be more effective and better equipped in the face of increased threats and threat potential fr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Emergency management -- United States
First responders -- Training of -- United States
Emergency management.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439826544
(hardcover ; alk. paper)
(hardcover ; alk. paper)