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dc.contributor.advisorWollman, Lauren F.
dc.contributor.advisorNieto-Gomez, Rodrigo
dc.contributor.authorVargas, Cynthia M.
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:13Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:13Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50500
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractFirefighters and police officers are increasingly called upon to work in each other's spaces but are neither trained nor equipped to do so; consequently, they are limited in their ability to enter one another's high threat areas. Fire complicates the police's ability to respond to hostile incidents by creating visibility issues and thermal injuries as the burning building deteriorates. Firefighters are equally ill-prepared to enter an environment in which fire and firearms are present while victims are trapped within the hazard zone. As a result, first responders consistently lack the capability to accomplish combined missions when multiple threats are present. This thesis investigates the best way to fill this operational gap, first by examining the merits and limitations of several models related to the role of firefighters during hostile events. It then documents and analyzes the field tests of a fourth model piloted by the Houston Fire Department that would deploy cross-trained firefighting strike teams into hot zones with both incendiary and ballistic hazards.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/tacticalfirefigh1094550500
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleTactical firefighter teams: pivoting toward the fire service's evolving homeland security missionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authortactical firefighter teamsen_US
dc.subject.authorfire as a weaponen_US
dc.subject.authorfire serviceen_US
dc.subject.authorMumbai attacken_US
dc.subject.authoractive shooteren_US
dc.subject.authorHouston Fire Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorpilot studyen_US
dc.subject.authorhostile eventen_US
dc.description.serviceExecutive Assistant Fire Chief, Houston Fire Department, Houston, TXen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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