Hazmat: Initial Approach and Actions

03/22/2011
This class is designed for fire officers that may respond to a hazardous materials incident. “In my fire officer training, there was a significant amount of material on fire incident size up, but none on hazmat incident size up,” said instructor Kristina Kreutzer, Ph.D., Research Chemist, DuPont; member, Mill Creek (DE) Fire Company. “The class was written to address this gap. This is a simple size up system, and it is related to regular fire department operations.” The class covered the basics of incident size up. “If an officer can size up any type of incident, and lay the proper groundwork for the remainder of the incident, things will go relativ...

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