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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

West Point/FDNY Combating Terrorism (MNG 410)

Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 70 hours; (14 weeks). Version 2: 40 hours (1 week).

Dates: 

Version 1: February 2009 - May 2015. Version 2: June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply the history of terrorism to identify the sources of current and future terrorism threats; develop appropriate and specific strategic plans to dissuade and respond to future attacks and plan for and respond to major disruptions in citywide systems and to major life threatening events caused by acts of terrorism, conventional, chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear.

Instruction: 

Version 1: In addition to lecture, reading, and class discussions, students are required to complete strategic planning projects on a current fire department issue related to terrorism. Topics include: sources and history of terrorism, incentives and causes, Al-Quida and new terrorist threats, means and methods, homeland security and defeating terrorism, and counterterrorism preparedness/strategic planning. Version 2: This course is intended for First Line Supervisors and their involvement with Homeland Security. Methods of instruction include: study guide, supplemental readings outside of classroom time, homework, essay assignments, and class discussions.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Emergency Management or Counterterrorism (7/10). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate OR in the graduate degree category, 6 semester hours in Emergency Management, Counterterrorism, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, History, or Leadership (6/15 revalidation).

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