Fire and Smoke as a Weapon has been around for centuries but still remains a challenge for the first responder community to the present day. The 2008 Mumbai Attacks brought this challenge into recent focus but in reality Fire and Smoke as a Weapon can be associated with many other types of incidents of aggresssive deadly behavor such as arson/homicides. There has been much discussion about the threat, vulnerbility and consequences but the NYC first responder community, namely the FDNY and NYPD have collaboratively developed a roadmap and plan for intergrated, coordinated operations to address this homeland security threat. This is a continual iterative preparedness and planning process and this presentation will support collective discussion and problem solving amonst the conference fire service leaders.
Based on the foundation of fire and smoke as a weapon threat analysis, define inter-agency response challenges for the participants individual jurisdictions
Provide insight into the development of a long term comprehenisve relationship with law enforcememt partners in your jurdisdiction
Support a collaborative discussion on the individual response challenges that need to be addressed and how they are related to overall life saving mission success
Support the discussion on how the fire service and law enforcement missions, at fire and smoke as a weapon incidents are mutually supportive
Focus and discuss the unique role of the fire service, in terms of experience and expetise, to support law enforcement's mission of threat suppression