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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat or Lone-Wolf-Related Emergency, Part 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 By Wesley Long Over the last several years there has been heightened security concerns regarding the potential use of setting wildfires as a weapon to be wielded by terrorist. This keeps popping up in intelligence circles and is a rather innovative approach to cause disruption and chaos that is both a low tech and ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 3

  Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 By Wesley Long  Some of the training mentioned in Part 2 can be applied in the following ways. Bleeding control: great for standard employee awareness. Tactical bleeding control: great for fire, EMS, and law enforcement. Run hide fight: employee, tenant, and stakeholder populations. Rescue Task Force: great for fire, EMS, law enforcement. This ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 2

Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 By Welsey Long Part 1 covered risk management for airports. Part 2 delves into the differences between lone-wolf, terrorism, and IEDs. Understanding the Difference Between Lone-Wolf, Terrorism, and IEDs Over the years, the media has hyperinflated actual terrorist-related terminology into buzz words to fit whatever event they are discussing into something more easily understood ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 1

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 By Wesley Long What Is Risk Management in the Context of Transportation Sectors? In an effort to identify potential risks associated with your airport being a potential target of terrorism, we need to understand risk assessment and management as it best pertains to our industry. Identification, analyzation, evaluation, and treatment of risk is the ...

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ARFF Mutual Aid and Communication Network

By Wesley Long Tetragnatha guatemalensis, a long-jawed orb weaver spider, may hold the secret to how we in the fire service can better understand communication and teamwork through mutual aid. These spiders put aside any potential differences to work together for a common goal and build mega webs through communal and cooperative methods. What does this do exactly? Well, for ...

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ARFF’s Role in Airport Events

By Wesley Long How many of you have had the pleasure of working with “The Beast?” Chances are quite a few, although you may not have realized it! “The Beast” is the presidential limousine, and it spends a good deal of its time on a military cargo plane or on an airport as part of the motorcade necessary to move ...

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The Importance of ARFF Truck Preventive Maintenance

By Wesley Long It was shortly after lunch when the afternoon bank of arriving commercial aircraft overtook the skies above my small and humble airport. In and out they came as I proceeded to go about my duties as the only firefighter on shift that day. I heard it when the last couple of flights were transitioning into our airspace. ...

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