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Emerging Trends in Terrorism 

The United States is currently at the highest sustained terror threat level in history. Numerous domestic and foreign terror organizations present significant, legitimate ability to conduct terror operations in the United States. Increasingly, terror organizations utilize asymmetric attack tactics to exploit public safety response weaknesses. Many of these tactics have been tested for years in international terror attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security both agree that complex, coordinated terror attacks are very significant threat in the United States.


This course provides more questions than answers for attendees. It is incumbent on the attendees to return to their local jurisdiction and develop plans, policies, and procedures to combat the various terror threats discussed. Terror events are extremely complex, and there are no “cookie-cutter” plans available for mitigation. Complex, coordinated attacks are the most difficult problem facing first responders today.


This fast-paced course presents different aspect of terrorism events and response. The presenter will discuss the history of complex, coordinated attacks and asymmetric perpetrator attack tactics. Next, attendees will have a current analysis of threats and threat groups. Attendees will then learn about response considerations for police, fire, and EMS responders. Attendees will also have a detailed lecture on tactical response to fire-as-a-weapon events. Historically, terror organizations have utilized fire as part of their attack, to add to the complexity of the attack. Last, attendees will learn about crisis communication during terrorism and complex criminal events.

This class is for active law enforcement, military law enforcement, school administrators, hospital administrators, critical infrastructure managers, and government officials only. This class is not available to the general public.


If you would like more information on booking this course, please email, or call 1-800-231-9106.


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