Common Sense Dictionary for First Responders

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Fire Engineering Books, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 295 pages
The Common Sense Dictionary for First Responders is a glossary of terms that will be useful to all responders to emergency situations. Section I includes terms common in matters relating to hazardous materials, chemistry, the environment, firefighting, EMS, protective clothing, radioactivity, chemical warfare agents, and other emergency topics. Section II is a comprehensive list of abbreviations and acronyms that relate to the topics covered in the first section.
Features and benefits:
• Aids in the training and education of emergency responders.
• Provides a reference for defining words used by emergency responders.
• Promotes understanding between and among the various types and levels of emergency responders, governmental agencies, and the private sector.
• Valuable reference and training tool for firefighters, hazmat team members, fire department officers, EMS personnel, rescue workers, military personnel and officers, industrial safety team members, safety managers, EPA and OSHA inspectors, health officers, civil support team members, instructors at federal, state and local fire academies, insurance underwriters, fire investigators, city council members, federal, state and local legislators, activist groups, and industry trade groups.

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About the author (2006)

Frank L. Fire is an accomplished author with more than forty years' experience in the plastics industry and more than thirty years' experience teaching the chemistry of hazardous materials to firefighters and other emergency responders. He retired from his position as Executive Vice President, Marketing and International, at Americhem, Inc. and is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Fire Engineering magazine. He is a past member of the Society of the Plastics Industry (where he served on the Coordinating Committee on Fire Safety) and an active member in the Society of Plastics Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, and a number of other professional organizations. He is the author of The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials and its Study Guide, Chemical Data Notebook: A User's Manual, and Combustibility of Plastics, as well as co-author of SARA Title III: Intent and Implementation of Hazardous Materials Regulations. He has also published more than 120 articles on individual hazardous materials and other fire service topics.

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