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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. 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 ...

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. PlumeSIM® Offers the Right Response to CBRN

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 5 Mar 2014

    The range of potential threats makes chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) and hazmat response training a challenging business.

  6. Wells Cargo


    Wed, 20 Nov 2013

    Manufactures enclosed, steel-structured trailers for a variety of emergency applications, including hazmat response vehicles, rescue team equipment, tote, monitoring station and mobile command centers.

  7. NFPA 472: Developing a Competency-Based Hazmat/WMD Emergency Responder Training Program

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Apr 2008

    you don’t first understand hazmat response and safety. According to the NFPA ..... distinction between “traditional hazmat response ” and its relationship to the ..... based on the basic concepts of hazmat response . In simple terms, responders

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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