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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. 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

  5. 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

  6. Hazmat: U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $20M in Hazardous Materials Grants

    Online Articles

    Wed, 28 Aug 2013

    Quarterman. From 2011-12, HMEP grants funded training for more than 98,400 first responders in initial or refresher hazmat response courses, over 1,300 new or revised hazmat emergency response plans, and approximately 1,060 hazmat exercises

  7. One Department's Journey from Volunteer to Paid

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Oct 2013

    station, and the other three stations had an aerial. Also, a part of the fleet was a heavy rescue/air truck, a hazmat response vehicle, and various trailers for specialty responses such as mass casualty and hazmat. All four stations had similar

  8. Decontamination: Is Water King?

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Nov 2011

    October 4, 1984, we came on line as the premiere hazmat response unit in New York City. We didn't know what we didn ..... PCBs) 3 and asbestos. 4 Every incident required a hazmat response and a decontamination process. PCBs were oily, so

  9. NY Interstate Reopened After Chicken Truck Fire

    Online Articles

    Fri, 9 Nov 2012

    miles from its intended destination, the Wegmans Distribution Center, in Chili, said CFD Chief Kevin Steeves. The Hazmat Response Team was also called to the scene to investigate the truck’s ruptured fuel tank, but did not find any imminent

  10. Dangers of Fire Smoke Exposure

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Mar 2013

    typical fire department outside of the traditional hazmat response team: rescue response including confined space, building ..... entirely new category for detection-outside of the hazmat response . Ideally, the ultimate goal is to create a new