In the past two decades, extremist and terrorist groups have shown their willingness to use multiple tactics and techniques to advance their goals. These threats can range from gunmen in civilian shopping malls to simultaneous IED attacks against multiple targets in different areas to dealing with a suspect homemade explosives laboratory. The incident may affect a single location or require multiple, coordinated response efforts for many locations. The response to the incident could be treated as a disaster scene, a hazardous scene, a crime scene or all three, simultaneously. Such a complex threat environment means that organizations must work closely in both their planning and operations in order prevent, mitigate and exploit extremist and terrorist activities.
WCTS adheres to the guidance stated in NIMS and, for exercises, HSEEP. We prepare first responders with the knowledge and practical skills required to deal with a major incident, work as or for a unified command and of inspiring confidence among government agencies and institutional supporters. We recognize the complexities of today’s threat and understand the need to develop resource sharing or joint capabilities. Our experts have served in joint operational environments against highly coordinated and lethal threat networks. They understand how to develop policies that integrate training and enhance operational effectiveness against an ever changing threat. They have first-hand experience directing assets at the scenes of attempted and post terrorist attacks.
WCTS First Responder training is modular and can be adapted to create a course or exercise that exactly targets the customers’ requirements. This flexibility allows WCTS to take into account such factors as the function of the customer organization, the threats faced by the customer and the level of training and experience of nominated personnel. Training can be undertaken at any suitable location nominated by the customer and can involve more than one agency to rehearse true response actions and decisions for simple to complex threat scenarios.