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Hazardous Materials Incidents: Surviving the Initial Response

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First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event.

Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late!

First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material.

Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with…

• Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders

• A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam

• Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters

• Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know

• Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials First responders who arrive on scene of a hazardous materials incident may be assigned to an engine, ladder truck, rescue, or ambulance with very little sophisticated HAZMAT equipment. Despite these limitations, their actions during the initial response will often set the stage for the success or failure of the entire event.

Many incidents start out as minor “routine” events that suddenly escalate when something goes terribly wrong. Perhaps first responders did not anticipate the involvement of hazardous materials in a response to a rear-end collision involving two passenger vehicles, an EMS call at a residence for difficulty breathing, or a trash fire. That is until it was too late!

First responders, despite their best intentions, can quickly become part of any hazardous materials problem. The results can be first responders who are killed or seriously injured, or those who suffer devastating illnesses years after exposure to a hazardous material.

Even if you have hours of training on hazardous materials response, this book will provide every reader with…

• Practical advice based on the real-life experiences of first responders

• A one-stop source on topics such as atmospheric monitors and class B foam

• Steps to managing “routine” incidents to prevent them from becoming disasters

• Limitations of federal hazardous materials regulations you need to know

• Real-world examples of first responders who won (or lost) the battle with hazardous materials

Table of Contents

Beyond the rule of thumb — What is hazardous material? — The role of first responders — Planning for a hazardous materials incident — How not to become part of the problem — Who first responders should call to get help — Documents first responders can use for effective decision making — Identifying the material — Characteristics of containers — Evaluating the environment — Defensive actions for first responders — Highway transportation incidents — Railroad transportation incidents — Fixed facility incidents — Routine hazardous materials incidents — Understanding atmospheric monitors — Understanding Class B foam — Managing the initial phase of a hazardous materials incident — Is the incident a crime scene? — Cleanup, recovery, reimbursement, and scene restoration — Incident command checklist — Hazardous materials warning labels and placards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122224031
Subtitle:
Surviving the Initial Response
Publisher:
PennWell
Author:
Delisi, Steven M.
Author:
Steven M. DeLisi
Subject:
Safety
Subject:
Safety measures
Subject:
Hazardous substances
Subject:
Fire Science
Subject:
Hazardous substances -- Safety measures.
Subject:
Incident command systems.
Subject:
Safety-Fire
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060724
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
259

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