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  1. 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

  2. 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 any ..... as first responders must know how to protect ourselves at a hazmat response while we determine if we can perform a rescue. When firefighters

  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. Apparatus Deliveries

    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 25 Sep 2015

    it is equipped to provide vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, rope operations, cold water rescue, and hazmat response . Features/Equipment: SPARTAN Metro Star X MFD chassis with 195-inch wheelbase and 10-inch raised roof cab

  5. Firefighter News: Firefighter Injured at Pasadena Courthouse Fire

    Online Articles

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    containers while responding to a small fire in a storage room at the Pasadena Courthouse early Monday, prompting a HazMat response that temporarily shut down the surrounding area, reports KTLA 5. The fire was reported about 1:30 a.m. on the

  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 Health: Stress: The Silent Killer

    Online Articles

    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

    municipality’s fire department has a specialized hazmat response unit. The initial response to this emergency would ..... two engines each crewed by four (all personnel with hazmat response training), one ambulance with two EMTs, one SCBA

  8. Hazmat Incident: Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Respond to Train vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Jun 2015

    train car was empty and the tractor-trailer was carrying a shipment of flour. The incident was later upgraded to a hazmat response when reps from the trucking company requested it. Several firefighters were sent to the hospital to be checked for

  9. 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

  10. The Fire Service and Counterterrorism: Technology

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Jun 2008

    at an actual weapons release. Hazmat response teams would perform the same ..... PERSONNEL AND TECHNOLOGY Fire service hazmat response teams have been a key component in ..... into the local environment. Hazmat response teams. A hazmat response team