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  1. First-Due Companies at Hazardous Materials Incidents

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Nov 2010

    BY JEFF CHANDLER Regarding hazmat response , first and foremost, know your first-due area. Are there ..... as first responders must know how to protect ourselves at a hazmat response while we determine if we can perform a rescue. When firefighters

  2. WMD/Hazardous Materials Evidence Awareness

    Online Articles

    Mon, 1 Sep 2008

    incident management challenges for hazmat response personnel. Once the priorities ..... The most important concept that hazmat response personnel must grasp is the difference ..... gathering samples for public safety. Hazmat response personnel should perform rescues

  3. FDIC 2014: Session: Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident--the Eight-Step Process

    Conference Sessions

    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    A review of the application and use of the Eight-Step Process as a framework for the tactical management of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction incidents. This process has been widely used in the  hazmat response community for more than the past 20+ years and is the framework for the ...

  4. Fire EMS: Ebola Crisis in Spain Demonstrates the Need for Professional Crisis Management

    Online Articles

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014

    the hospital environment George Potter is a Spain-certified fire service instructor. He has created and delivered hazmat response training to numerous Spanish public fire services and industrial emergency responders in petrochemical, pharmaceutical

  5. Firefighting News: Civilian, Firefighter Injured in Roanoke (VA) Apartment Fire

    Online Articles

    Thu, 7 Aug 2014

    about this incident at http://bit.ly/1zY6iBl . MORE VIRGINIA FIRE NEWS Roanoke Apartment Fire Displaces 47 Hazmat Response to Virginia Tractor-Trailer Fire Learning from the Experience of Others: Jet Crash into Residential Neighborhood

  6. PlumeSIM® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response training a challenging business ..... Electronics PlumeSIM®, a CBRN/ hazmat response training simulator that provides ..... many and various, but CBRN/ hazmat response training is improving year by

  7. Fire Service Industry News: IAFC Member Offers NTSB Ideas to Plan for the Safe Rail Transport of Crude Oil and Ethanol

    Online Articles

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014

    responder training, adequate funding and the development of effective response systems to safely mitigate incidents when they occur," Edinger said. Read Edinger's complete testimony (pdf) and learn more about hazmat response issues .

  8. One Year Later: Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombings

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 23 May 2014

    for apparatus, communications procedures, Copley Square fire alarm investigation and communications procedures, hazmat response procedures, and (notably) duties in the event of an explosion. Figure 2. Finish Line Area Indicating Key Items

  9. Implementing a ToxMedic Program in Your Department

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 25 Apr 2014

    operations will most likely also require training in hazmat response techniques not covered in traditional EMS training ..... Finally, ToxMedics provide the medical support to the hazmat response team. This can include medical monitoring and surveillance

  10. Fire Equipment News: Environics USA will continue to Support the ChemRAE

    Online Articles

    Fri, 28 Mar 2014

    both the CWA detector and the responder skills can get “dusty.” The versatility of the ChemPro100i in routine HazMat response keeps it from becoming a dust collector. If the “BIG ONE” does happen, both the user skills and the ChemPro100i