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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. 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

  5. How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 1

    Online Articles

    Mon, 29 Dec 2014

    which is before the meter's alarm threshold. Firefighters immediately donned their SCBA face pieces and requested a Hazmat Response . As they continued to investigate they realized that the detector activation was for carbon dioxide (CO2), not

  6. Fire Department Response: How Well Do You Know Your Meters? Part 2

    Online Articles

    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    activation in a supermarket basement and was getting readings of approximately 140 to 160 ppm of CO. They requested a hazmat response ; and my squad company as well as Hazmat 1 responded to investigate. After shutting down the gas burner, appliances

  7. 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

  8. Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    first responders' level of engagement may be limited to moving people away from the incident and standing by until a hazmat response team or technical specialist can provide additional tactical guidance. Depending on the location, the response time

  9. Ammonia Release: The ONE PLAN Integrated Response Strategy

    Article

    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    first responders' level of engagement may be limited to moving people away from the incident and standing by until a hazmat response team or technical specialist can provide additional tactical guidance. Depending on the location, the response time

  10. Fire Service Industry News: Year-End Spending Bill Funds All Federal Agencies Except DHS Through Fiscal Year 2015

    Online Articles

    Tue, 16 Dec 2014

    DHS Funded Until End of February; Funds Included for Wildland Fire and Hazmat Response Training Legislation funding most of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year was passed on December 13. The