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Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

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Description

A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify. The presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The Third Edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide firefighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Third Edition has completely updated and correlated to meet and exceed. The competencies in the current edition of NFPA 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications. A detailed crosswalk has also been developed to help you correlate the JPR’s from the 2018 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents which can be found as an appendix.

The structure of the Third Edition has also enhancing to accommodate your exact needs with three distinct sections:
  • The Awareness section encompasses two chapters for awareness level personnel
  • The Operations section covers five chapters for operational responders
  • The Mission Specific section concludes with eight chapters

 

Contents

  • Section  1  Awareness
  • Chapter_1  Regulations, Standards, and Laws
  • Chapter_2  Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards
  • Section  2  Operations
  • Chapter_3  Properties and Effects
  • Chapter_4  Understanding the Hazards
  • Chapter_5  Estimating Potential Harm and Planning a Response
  • Chapter_6  Implementing the Planned Response
  • Chapter_7  Responder Health and Safety
  • Section  3  Operations Mission-Specific
  • Chapter_8  Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chapter_9  Technical Decontamination
  • Chapter_10  Mass Decontamination
  • Chapter_11  Evidence Preservation and Sampling
  • Chapter_12  Product Control
  • Chapter_13  Victim Rescue and Recovery
  • Chapter_14  Response to Illicit Laboratories
  • Chapter_15  Operating Detection, Monitoring and Sampling Equipment
  • Appendix_A  An Extract from NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition
  • Appendix_B  An Extract from NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/ Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2018 Edition
  • Appendix_C  NFPA 1072 and 472 Correlation Guide
  • Appendix_D  OSHA 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

About the Author

Rob Schnepp is a firefighter/paramedic and hazardous materials specialist in Alameda County Fire Department. He is also the Vice President of Safety Compliance Management.