Welcome and Introduction
This course will provide an overview of recent terrorist events that have occurred across the world and the threat to first responders. A comprehensive review of methodology and modern methods that terrorist utilize to cause disruption and harm will be presented. This course will also evaluate and present ways that hazmat teams and law enforcement can work together to increase responder safety and mitigate a potential terrorist incident in a more efficient manner.
Chris Angermuller CFO, CTO and MIFireE is a 25 year veteran of the fire service and is currently the Deputy Fire Chief with the Grand Junction (CO) Fire Department. Prior to working at Grand Junction Fire Department, he served as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Kingman (AZ) Fire Department where he oversaw the departments daily operations and Special Operations Teams. During his time in Kingman he served as the departments Terrorism Liaison Officer with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center and currently serves as a Committee Member for the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazardous Materials Committee. He also currently sits on the International Fire Service Training Association validation committee for Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations and Technician text books. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Master's Degree in Public Administration. He has also served as a lead instructor for the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office where he was tasked with training and evaluating the states hazardous materials response teams.