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Terrorism Training at the National Fire Academy

12/01/2001
The message every fire department in America should have gotten is that we are all vulnerable to the effects of another terrorist attack.BY KENNETH O. BURRIS, JR.Many fire departments across the nation are asking themselves, "Are we prepared for this?" or "How on earth are we ever going to handle something like this?" Both of these are good questions, but many other departments are saying, "It will never happen here."The events of September 11 should teach us all that we are not immune to terrorism or mass-casualty incidents. It is true that the targets hit were in New York and Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington D.C. (both large cities). But an airplane also crashed in the tiny ...

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