This course focuses on the unique personal protection challenges that first responders face during a WMD or terrorist incident. Upon successful course completion, participants will be able to respond to a WMD/terrorism incident in a defensive mode and prelude the spread of a WMD hazard to the public and the environment. Major course topics include: assessing WMD hazards; predicting the likely behavior of WMD materials; affectively operating and communicating in a unified command structure of ICS; determining detection equipment and personal protection equipment needs; performing emergency decontamination; and identifying defensive strategies for a WMD incident. This course is compliant with the training requirements of the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65 HAZWOPER and provides the knowledge and skills needed to function at the hazardous materials operations level. The course is delivered using lectures, interactive participant activities, performance-oriented skills stations, small group discussions, multimedia scenarios, and an end – of-course examination.