Terrorism Consequence Management

All TCM training is available free of charge to members of the California Fire Service.

Getting Started with Online Courses

The California Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s groundbreaking Terrorism Consequence Management coursework is currently available at two online locations.

Target Solutions

The Cal-JAC is pleased to announce that TargetSolutions, a national leader in web-based training for fire first responders, is now offering Terrorism Consequence Management (TCM) coursework through its online training site.

To access the training, your department must be a TargetSolutions subscriber. To find out more, click here.

Kaplan University

The 'Login' portal below allows access to TCM Web-based continuing education courses through Kaplan University. All online courses are approved for Continuing Education (CE) units through Kaplan University. The Cal-JAC developed the courses and Kaplan will host, maintain records, and issue EMT or Paramedic Continuing Education (CE) credits through a cooperative agreement.

To access this training, Departments must register individuals. Contact the Cal-JAC to register individuals in your department today. Call (916) 648-1717 or email your request

Individual registration information must be submitted by the fire department and authorized by the Fire Chief or designee.

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Currently Available TCM Courses

TCM: Emerging Threats: This course explores the ever-changing potential hazards that are occurring on our streets and around the globe. “Emerging Threats” provides an informative review of the various groups, organizations and individuals that plot attacks both internationally and domestically, and examines the wide variety of methods used in terrorist plans and attacks. Take a look at the new, innovative and cooperative response considerations to some of these unthinkable acts. Prepare for possibilities before they confront you on the street.

TCM: Chemical Considerations: This course provides an overview of specific types of chemical agents likely to be used as weapons. Students will go through the signs, symptoms and treatment from exposure to these chemical agents. Information about the disturbing trend of mixing chemicals to commit suicide will also be covered, as well as the hazards and response considerations.

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TCM: Improvised Explosive and Incendiary Devices: IEDs, IIDs, HMEs ... The acronyms and the dangers continue to grow. TCM experts provide a detailed look at the types of explosive and incendiary devices emerging from terrorist incidents. Learn to recognize the signs of a homemade explosives lab, see examples of disguised bombs used by terrorists, and discover the destructive potential of these weapons. Most importantly, learn the response considerations to help you survive.

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TCM: Emergency and Mass Decontamination: This course reviews the elements of conducting emergency and mass decontamination procedures as a first responder. Take a look at some effective and efficient ways to decontaminate exposed victims, review the special needs for decontaminating law enforcement personnel and K9 or service animals, and learn about some of the innovative ways departments are finding to improve the decontamination process.

TCM: FRO Refresher for CBRNE Incidents: Use an innovative, interactive approach to complete your department’s FRO refresher this year. Examine effective, safe operating procedures through a thorough review of incident command, hazardous materials zones, and safe refuge areas. Additionally, this course reinforces hazardous materials terminology, proper personal protective equipment, and first responder tools for evaluating hazardous materials environments.

TCM: Radiological and Nuclear Incidents: This course provides information about radiological and nuclear materials, the dangers of contamination, and an overview of emergency response operations and safety considerations. Nuclear and radioactive disasters continue to be a very real concern for firefighters. It is imperative to be ready when these incidents occur. In this course you will review the fundamentals of radioactive contamination, the biological effects of exposure to radioactive materials, and response considerations during radioactive material releases and nuclear detonations.

TCM: Interagency Cooperation and Response: This course provides information about inter-agency cooperation and response considerations, with a special emphasis on the Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) Program, and intelligence gathering and reporting through State Fusion Centers. Our nation’s ability to prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other large scale emergencies hinges on the ability of agencies to communicate with one another, share resources and execute a joint plan. In this course you will review the importance of interagency cooperation and coordination, interagency response considerations, TLO programs, indicators and warning signs of possible terrorist activities, and crime scene and evidence preservation considerations.