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Fire Department Trends
This paper explores the new trends in fire departments with regards to terrorism.
# 106363 | 3,279 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 31, 2008 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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The paper discusses fire services' change in attitude to the potential threat of terrorism and pinpoints several trends that have emerged in fire departments throughout the country. The paper discusses the emphasis on the accumulation, dissemination and sharing of information that could help in fighting terrorism. The paper also talks about the extended role of the fire service in the investigation of possible terrorist threats. In addition, the paper discusses the tendency towards interactive communications and networking between different sectors of the security and emergency establishment and the sharing of expertise between different agencies.

Overview and Background
Central Trends in Fire Services
Summation and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The events of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 have had a profound affect on all aspects of the security and emergency services in the United States. This is especially the case with regard to the fire services and departments in the country. Fire departments are often perceived as being in the forefront of any disaster or terrorist attack and as a result, there has been an "evolution" in this sector since 2001. This includes aspects such as the increased access to information and intelligence and the sharing of this information between various security organizations and institutions. The fire departments have also embarked on a new initiative to network and share information and expertise with other intuitions as well as increase training in aspects such as bioterrorism."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bonta, S. (2002, January 14). The Emerging Police State: With the Threat of Terrorism as a Convenient Cover, the Push Is on to Centralize Police-State Powers in the Hands of a Strong Executive Branch. The New American, 18, 10+.
  • Caid, L. (2003, July). Tucson Fire Department's MMRS Exercise: A Bioterrorism Response Plan. Public Management, 85, 12+. Retrieved December 24, 2007, from Questia database:
  • Candidates Look at the Issue of Terrorism Defense. (2006, March 9). Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), p. 2. Retrieved December 24, 2007, from Questia database:
  • Corn, D. (2003, September 22). Homeland Insecurity: The President Claims He Is Doing Everything He Can to Protect Us. but He's Not. The Nation, 277, 26.
  • Firefighters taking new role as anti terrorist eyes of the US government ( 2007) Retrieved December 20, 2007, from

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