Hazardous Materials and Terrorism are closely related in terms of response training and objectives. Those responders who are equipped to deal with hazardous materials, can effectively deal with acts of terrorism with some additional training. Training courses and books available on this site concentrate on a solid hazardous materials background with the addition of the necessary additional training to deal with terrorism.
Training materials available on this site have been purchased by the following:
United States Secret Service
United States Capitol Police,
Pennsylvania State Fire Academy
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
Kentucky Emergency Management Agency
Kentucky State Fire Rescue Training
Michigan State Police Academy
Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office
West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office
Oklahoma State University
Philadelphia Fire Department
University of Arkansas
Arizona Department of Transportation
Los Angles County Fire Department
Indiana State University Police
Justice Insttitute of British Columbia
National Institutes of Health Fire Department
United States Park Police HMRT
Ontario Provincial Police
and many other organizations in all 50 States and Canada.
Robert Burke has developed all training materials advertised on this site and authored all books. He is retired as the Fire Marshal at the University of Maryland following a 30 year career in the Fire and Emergency Services as a Firefighter, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, Deputy State Fire Marshal, EMT, Hazardous Materials Technician and Fire Marshal.
He is a Contributing Editor for Firehouse Magazine with a bi-monthly column titled "Hazmat Studies" and has written for the magazine for 25 years. Mr. Burke has been a hazardous materials and terrorism instructor for the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland for 27 years as well.
Robert also retired as an adjunct facaulty member of the Community College of Baltimore County, Maryland and Committee Member of NFPA 45, Laboratories Using Chemicals.
Mr. Burke has been a speaker at the Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, Maryland on numerous occasions, also at the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts, Springfield, IL., International Hazardous Materials Conference in New Orleans, HazMat Expo in Las Vegas, Virginia Hazmat Conference in Norfolk, and he was the keynote instructor at the Western Canadian Hazardous Materials Conference in Saskatoon, Canada. He has taught hazardous materials and terrorism classes in 36 states.