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Definition: A platoon of police officers and sergeants led by a captain.

Area Command


Definition: A tactic designed to provide rapid, organized, and disciplined response to civil disorder, crowd control, or other critical incidents.

Area Command Field Force System


Definition: Weapons intended to inflict mass casualties and cause public disorder. Also referred to as Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE)


Definition: Any event of a severe nature, which threatens to cause or causes the loss of life or injury to citizens and/or severe damage to property and requires extraordinary measures to protect lives and achieve recovery.

Critical Incident


Definition: The Kansas City, MO Police Department Commander, with the rank of Major or above, who is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic decisions during critical incidents that require extraordinary measures to protect lives and achieve recovery.

Critical Incident Commander


Definition: A plan designed by the KCPD as a basic structure to provide direction and assistance in the management of personnel and resources and how to work effectively with other responding agencies.

Critical Incident Management Plan


Definition: An incident management system that is capable of quickly incorporating personnel and other resources from multiple agencies into a response to address various types of critical incidents which may occur.

Incident Command System (ICS)


Definition: The first supervisor or commander on the scene who is in charge of any even that threatens to cause or causes the loss of life or injury to citizens and/or severe damage to property.

Incident Commander


Definition: The unlawful, premeditated use of force or violence, or threat of violence committed by an individual or group against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.



The primary function of _______ _______ will be to secure the scene and to facilitate access of emergency personnel.

Police Officers


If possible, police officers should not become ________ ________ in the rescue efforts.

Directly Involved


True/False: A perimeter is easier to collapse than it is to expand.



When the immediate problem dictates a need for mobilization, the supervisor/commander with the initial responsibility will activate the _______ ______ _______ stage.

Phase I Mobilization


Phase I is considered a ______ ______ that consists of police officers, sergeants, and a captain.

Field Force


A Phase I Mobilization will be utilized under circumstances where a ________ ________ is occurring within a limited geographical area.

Critical Incident


A _______ _______ Mobilization is considered a full mobilization of on-duty and off-duty personnel. This phase will be activated when multiple area commands are needed or a critical incident occurs.

Phase II


What does PPE stand for?

Personal Protective Equipment


A PPE kit should include what items?

Respirator, DuPont "Tychem F" chemical resistant suit, black chemical overboots, pair of green nitrile gloves, pair of black butyl gloves.


Officers should be aware of the _________, _________, and _______ uses of this equipment. These kits provide officers with "Level C" protection.

Capabilities, Limitations, and Intended


In the event voice or radio communication is unavailable or impractical, officers wearing PPE should be aware of three universal signals:
1. Thumbs Up =
2. Thumbs Down =
3. Hands Crossed Around the Throat =

1. I am okay
2. I am not okay, in distress
3. I cannot breathe


True/False: By doubling the distance from a radioactive source, the RATE of exposure is reduced by four times.