Pickett’s Primer On Explosives – Explosives Identification Guide (Digital Download)

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Explosives Identification Guide, Second Edition, is an excellent quick reference for emergency responders – providing the necessary information to effectively identify explosives by type, and how each should be treated. Written with a straight-forward, non-technical approach, this book covers both commercial type and military ordnance explosives, and explains bomb search procedures in a manner that is easy to understand. Keeping up to date, this edition also includes an all-new chapter on weapons of mass destruction, and features new photos depicting modern-day explosives.

Features:
• Reader-friendly, this book allows for quick reference when responding to any incident
• A new chapter on weapons of mass destruction outlines nuclear, biological, and chemical threats, providing vital information for all emergency responders
• Offers a checklist of critical safety procedures when responding to explosive incidents
• A full-color insert provides photos of common explosives for quick identification including identification charts for bombs, projectile and chemical weapons
• A list of glossary terms and acronyms can be referenced for quick study and response

Table of Contents:

Foreword
Preface
lntroduction
Why Emergency Personnel Should Know
About Explosives
Safety Procedures
Chapter 1 Identifying Some Common Commercial Explosives
Blasting Caps
Safety Fuse
Detonating Cord
Blasting Agents
Boosters
Dynamites
Nitroglycerin Dynamite
Ammonium Dynamite
Slurries or Gels
Black and Smokeless Powders
Linear Shape Chargers
Conclusion
Chapter 2 Military Ordnance: Deadly Souvenirs
Unexploded Ordnance
Color Coding
Fuzes
Grenades
Ammunition {Shells or Projectiles)
Mortar Shells
Rockets and Missiles
Mines
Submunitions
Cartridge-Activated Devices
Air-Dropped or Gravity Bombs
Smart Bombs
Fragmentation Bombs
Bulk Explosives
C-3 and C-4 Explosives
Detonating Cord
Incendiaries
Simulators
Chemical Ordnance
Nuclear Weapons
Conclusion
Chapter 3 Bomb Threats and Bomb Search Procedures
Triggering Mechanisms of Improvised Explosive Devices
Booby Traps and Antipersonnel Devices
Bomb Threats
Motives of Bombers
Mental Disorders
Phone Threats
Mail Threats
Bomb Searches
Planning
Equipment
General Search Procedures
Conducting a Room Search
Evacuation
Conclusion
Chapter 4 Weapons of Mass Destruction
Nuclear Weapons
Weapons
Radiological Dispersal Device
Biological Weapons
Bacteria
Viruses
Toxins
Chemical Agents
Choking Agents
Blood Agents
Blister Agents
Conclusion
Appendix A: Color Insert Captions
Appendix B: Color Coding
Appendix C: Checklist
Appendix D: Glossary

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