Counterterrorism Incident Command


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Course Description

This course is provided by South Central Public Health Partnership and will require a secondary login and/or registration. 

This course will review the consequences of WMD Terrorism and identify appropriate tools available to government at many levels for minimizing adverse affects on a population at risk and enabling effective crisis and consequence management. The course will review the processes and challenges inherent in the command and control of responding agencies and their integration under the provisions of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) through the implementation of Incident and Unified Command. The organization, roles and responsibilities of the principal government agencies involved in domestic antiterrorist activities will be examined outlining their responsibilities in the pursuit of effective crisis and consequence management.

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the background of WMD Terrorism and identify its potential consequences
  2. Identify the guiding principles of effective counter-terrorism weapons of mass destruction (WMD) planning & action
  3. Describe the challenges of command and control in context of the National Incident Management System
  4. Discuss the roles of organizations and individuals in the process of incident management
  5. Describe the functions and capabilities of the Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS)
  6. Describe the process of Unified Command and the integration and roles of responding governmental and nongovernmental agencies
  7. Describe the constituent processes involved in crisis and consequence management and identify potential federal sources of local agency support
  8. Outline some effective risk mitigation policies and procedures applicable to WMD Terrorism
  9. Describe the design of effective counter-terrorism exercises and operations, including planning, execution, evaluation and exploitation.

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competency Model

  • 1.3: Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.
  • 3.2: Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
  • 3.3: Participate in improving the organization’s capacities.


Online/ self-study

Credit /CEU

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