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THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE HANDBOOK 1984, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269; members—$24.75, non-members—$27.50.

This hardcover office reference gives clear interpretations of difficult code requirements. The handbook contains the complete 1984 Code text and hundreds of illustrations and detailed commentary.

REGISTRY OF TOXIC EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, 1981-1982 edition, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Washington, D.C. 20402; When ordering specify GPO Stock Number 017-033-00406-4, payment must be made by GPO deposit account, by check (payable to Superintendent of Documents), or charged to VISA or MasterCard (for information about charging your GPO order call (202) 783-3238); domestic price—$29, non-U.S. price$36.25.

The Registry is a compendium of toxicity data extracted from the scientific literature. This latest printed edition contains 59,224 substance entries and their associated toxicity data. Also available are computer tape and on-line data base and microfiche versions of the registry which contain the latest information available on the file.

A GUIDE TO THE SAFE HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCIDENTS; ASTM Committee F-20, Division on Hazardous Materials Spill Response, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; 55 pages; members—$12, non-members$15.

This guide is intended for planning responses and training personnel to assure the safest and most effective handling of hazardous material incidents. It includes twenty flow charts designed to assist the on-the-scene emergency responder in making decisions while handling a hazardous material incident.

FIRE REFERENCE NOTEBOOK, Edcon Press, 68 B Suburbia Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305; 109 pages; $16.95

This quick reference publication is designed for the student facing competitive promotional testing. Each topic area is listed alphabetically with a list of information on the subject and its source. The last section of the book gives quick reference on hydraulic calculations, selected hazardous materials and contains a sprinkler fact sheet.

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE IN THE FIRE SERVICE An Action Guide for Command Officers, Charles Roessler and Ed Sibert; Hook & Ladder Press, P.O. Box 20483, Denver, CO 80220; 58 pages; $7.95.

This soft cover book is designed as a guide for command officers who are interested in knowing the potential dangers of drug and alcohol abuse in fire departments. In a clear manner, the topic is covered from identification of the problem, types of personalities more prone to drug use, effects of alcohol, and possible solutions. Legal aspects are also discussed.

FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESOURCE DIRECTORY, National Fire Protection Association, Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269; 1,000 pages; members $39.60, non-members—$44.

This directory is a convenient, upto-date listing of people, organizations and other resources for emergency planning and response. Topics listed include: Emergency Medical Services, haz-mat and radiological incidents, mass casualty, arson, community fire protection planning, and more.

1984 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK, Lablemaster Customer Service Dept., 5724 N. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60646; $8.95, quantity discounts available.

This updated version of the original 1980 edition is an official publication of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The guidebook is divided into three sections. The first lists approximately 2,600 commodities by their ID numbers. The second is an alphabetical listing of the commodities, and the third is an action guide giving detailed instructions on handling the incidents. A Table of Isolation and Evacuation is also included.

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM, International Fire Service Training Association, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-9987; $12.

This manual is designed for use by all groups operating during an emergency. The Incident Command System is the approved basic command system taught by the National Fire Academy and developed by a multi-agency task force. The package includes the manual and a pocket guide.