Terrorism Response Operations
An Update on  Current and Emerging Threats

August Vernon
Instructor and Author
Operations Officer, Office of Emergency Management
Forsyth County, North Carolina

June 12, 2013

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Related Web Resources:
Emergency Management Magazine Blog Post with links to online resources
DHS, Countering Violent Extremism
DHS, Explosives

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4 star rating 31 Ratings Submitted

5 Stars 7 (23%) Academia 6 (19%)

4 Stars 18 (58%) Business 1 (3%)

3 Stars 5 (16%) Government 14 (45%)

2 Stars 1 (3%) Volunteers 2 (6%)

1 Star 0 (0%) Other 8 (26%)
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"Good overview of current threat assessment."
R Selwood
Port Facility Security

"Excellent presentation."
Carole Raymond
Rosebud County DES

"Good basic information regarding threats and explosive devices."

"I am a PA fire instructor and I teach HAZMAT in which terrorism is part of the program so this information is very beneficial, especially additional resources that may be of benefit that were mentioned in this Webinar."
Martin Cusick

"Presentation was very general in nature. Speaker did not inspire confidence that he knew his subject material."

"August Vernon did a great job presenting the material. There does not seem to be much new, but the review was helpful."
Charlie Hanson
Montana DES

"I appreciate Mr. Vernon speaking to all of the different disciplines. I can take the information given and apply it to my Hospital work environment. Thank you for the great opportunity."
Perrilyn Wells
Harney District Hospital

"Excellent training!"
Dee Beaugez

"I liked it - good job."
Robert Mueck
Univ of Maryland Police

"Nicely organized."

"Good talk."

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August Vernon is currently the Operations Officer for the Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management (NC). August returned to his position in 2005 at Emergency Management after a year in Iraq as a security contractor conducting route clearance and long-range convoy security operations for the U.S. Army. Vernon has been employed in Emergency Management for thirteen years and also served as a paid member of the fire service and a fire service instructor. He also served in the U.S. Army as a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Operations Specialist for 4 years.

August has given over 200 multi-agency presentations at classroom sessions, field training events, conferences, workshops, and seminars over the past 13 years. Mr. Vernon teaches courses in Incident Management, Mass Violence/Mass Shootings, Emergency & Crisis Management and Terrorism Planning-Response. Since 2004 he has served as technical reviewer for the development of seven different public safety training films produced by the Emergency Film Group. August has also presented in several public safety training films.

August provides critical incident and crisis management planning, exercises and training at the local, regional, state and federal level. He has also written over 40 nationally published articles and is also author of the First Responders Critical Incident Field Guide published by Red Hat Publishing.

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