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dc.contributor.advisorWollman, Lauren F.
dc.contributor.advisorPfeifer, Joseph W.
dc.contributor.authorRaynis, Stephen A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:45Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2623
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThe current trend in terrorist tactics is the use of simple, inexpensive and conventional weapons. One such weapon is improvised incendiary devices (IIDs). The homeland security community has underestimated the magnitude of the threat. Policy makers must recognize the potential for terrorist cells to use IIDs to create terror and fear in the public. IIDs have the potential to create devastating fires resulting in mass casualties. In addition to evaluating the risk of an IID attack and determining the state of preparedness of first responders, this thesis includes a proposal for the creation of two new national planning scenarios, urban and wildland conflagrations or firestorms. Recommendations will include incendiary protocols in the weapon of mass destruction matrix as represented by "I" in CBIRNE. This organizational change can be applied to the homeland security strategies, lexicons and documents of Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector to address the IID threat. This thesis is intended to serve as a catalyst for the Department of Homeland Security to set policy that will decrease vulnerabilities and consequences of this lesser-known threat.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/improvisedincend109452623
dc.format.extentxvi, 79 p. : col. ill., maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil defenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshHazardous substancesen_US
dc.subject.lcshFire preventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshLocal governmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshIncendiary bombsen_US
dc.subject.lcshRisk assessmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCities and townsen_US
dc.subject.lcshArsonen_US
dc.titleImprovised incendiary devices risk assessment, threats, vulnerabilities and consequencesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.description.serviceBattalion Chief, New York City Fire Department (FDNY)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc73519233
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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