Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 10, 2010 - Technology & Engineering
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A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters 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 is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines groundbreaking content with dynamic new features to support instructors and to help prepare students for the job. The text meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: the properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs; how to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan; selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment; performing mass and technical decontamination; performing evidence preservation and sampling; performing product control. Performing air monitoring and sampling; performing victim rescue and recovery; and responding to illicit laboratory incidents. Listen to a Podcast with Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations author Rob Schnepp to learn more about this training program!Rob discusses the NFPA 472 standard, changes in responder training operations, and the importance of writing a "street smart" textbook. To listen now, visit: http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/HazMat.mp3.
 

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Contents

Properties and Effects
18
Chapter 3 Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards
44
Chapter 4 Estimating Potential Harm and Planning a Response
80
Chapter 5 Implementing the Planned Response
108
Chapter 6 Terrorism
132
Personal Protective Equipment
156
Technical Decontamination
184
Mass Decontamination
200
Response to Illicit Laboratories
290
Air Monitoring and Sampling
304
An Extract From NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous MaterialsWeapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
324
An Extract From NFPA 473 Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous MaterialsWeapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
346
OSHA 1910120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
360
Correlation Guide NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous MaterialsWeapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
402
Glossary
406
Index
419

Evidence Preservation and Sampling
218
Chapter 11 MissionSpecific Competencies Product Control
240
Victim Rescue and Recovery
262
Photo Credits
427
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