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  1. Hazmat Survival Tips : Beyond the Rule of Thumb

    Online Articles

    Tue, 23 Feb 2010

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  2. Hazmat Survival Tips : Detecting Possible Criminal Activity

    Online Articles

    Wed, 2 Mar 2011

    While operating at the scene of any incident involving hazardous materials, first responders should always ask themselves if the event could involve any type of criminal activity, Steve De Lisi writes.

  1. Hazmat Survival Tips : Using Shipping Papers during Highway Transportation Incidents

    Online Articles

    Tue, 29 Mar 2011

    During a highway transportation incident, shipping papers are valuable documents that can enable first responders to conduct an accurate size up, Steve De Lisi writes.

  2. Hazmat Survival Tips : Dealing with a Spill of Sodium Hydrosulfite

    Online Articles

    Tue, 27 Apr 2010

    Steve De Lisi recounts an incident in which firefighters responded to a tractor trailer crash that released a substantial amount of a substance whose primary component was sodium hydrosulfite. The incident shows the need for first responders to be alert and pay attention to hazardous materials ...

  3. Hazmat Survival Tips : Interpreting Readings from Atmospheric Monitors

    Online Articles

    Thu, 26 Aug 2010

    Steve De Lisi writes that firefighters must be able to correctly interpret the numerical readings provided by atmospheric monitors so that they can make informed and defensible decisions at hazmat incidents.

  4. Hazmat Survival Tips : Terrorism, Sabotage, and Accidents -- Is There a Difference?

    Online Articles

    Mon, 25 Oct 2010

    There are no simple solutions to responding to mass-casualty incidents, but firefighters must be prepared to respond to this type of incident, whether or not you are located in area that you believe may be a target of terrorism. Steve M. De Lisi writes about how we cannot be complacent with regard

  5. Hazmat Survival Tips : Part of the Solution

    Online Articles

    Mon, 18 Aug 2008

    Steve De Lisi recounts six hazardous materials incidents in which firefighters' actions ensured a successful outcome, kept everyone on scene safe, and set a standard toward which all should strive.

  6. Hazmat Survival Tips : Actions of First Responders at Hazmat Incidents

    Online Articles

    Tue, 15 Jul 2008

    Steve De Lisi recounts some real-life episodes of responders getting into trouble or having a near-miss at hazardous materials incidents.

  7. Hazmat Survival Tips : Designing an Effective Hazardous Materials Exercise

    Online Articles

    Mon, 21 Apr 2008

    Don't wait for a real incident to test your local public safety agencies' ability to work together. Steven De Lisi writes about setting up a joint training exercise.

  8. Hazmat Survival Tips : Emergency Response Recommendations from the 2008 ERG

    Online Articles

    Tue, 24 Mar 2009

    Steve De Lisi describes some real-world experiences to explain some of the safety recommendations from the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook .