Hazardous Materials for First Responders

Author: Ifsta
Publisher:
ISBN: 0132786044
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre:

The 4th edition of Hazardous Materials for First Responders is written for emergency first responders who are mandated by law and/or called upon by necessity to prepare for and respond to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents. It serves as a primary text for personnel seeking to meet the requirements of NFPA® 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2008 edition) for Awareness-Level, Operations-Level, and Mission-Specific competencies. The purpose of this book is to provide first responders with the information they need to take appropriate initial actions at WMD incidents and hazardous materials spills or releases. Its scope is limited to giving detailed information about initial operations. Learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each chapter to assist the reader in focusing on the appropriate topic and knowledge and review questions are located at the end of each chapter. Skill sheets are provided at the end of many chapters to provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform crucial skills and activities. The book is divided into three parts designed to meet the competencies of NFPA® 472. The first three chapters address Awareness-Level competencies. The next four chapters address Operations core competencies. The last seven chapters address Mission-Specific competencies.

Hazardous Materials for First Responders

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467290982
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Hazardous Materials for First Responders. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Curriculum for the Third Edition of Hazardous Materials for First Responders

Author: International Fire Service Training Association
Publisher:
ISBN: 0879392533
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre:

"This curriculum provides a complete set of training materials to prepare first responders for certification at the awareness and operational levels using the IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 3rd Edition, as the primary text. It meets the awareness and operational portions of NFPA 472, 2002 and the Emergency Responder Guidelines prepared by the Office of Domestic Preparedness. Information unique to Canada is clearly identified. The curriculum includes the resources needed to effectively teach both awareness and operational level first responder classes. You may print out copies of student materials such as the assignment sheets, skills sheets, and tests. The curriculum includes: lesson plans for the instructor (including learning objectives, a detailed lesson outline, assignment sheets, skills sheets, lesson quizzes, lesson tests, and final exams)...".

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Author: Iafc
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449641542
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Health & Fitness

Each new print copy of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The second edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Second Edition meets and exceeds the requirements for first responders within the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: • The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs • How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan • Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment • Mass and technical decontamination • Evidence preservation and sampling • Product control • Victim rescue and recovery • Air monitoring and sampling • Illicit laboratory incidents The second edition features: • A new chapter on Fire Smoke designed to teach hazardous materials responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose, and appropriately treat smoke inhalation. • Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. • Detailed step-by-step skill drills with which include the corresponding NFPA job performance requirement. • Scenario based learning tools including You are the Responder, Responder in Action, and Voices of Experience case studies to encourage critical thinking skills. • Responder Tips and Safety Tips to provide helpful advice from hazardous materials veterans.

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

Author: Michael L. Madigan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351863124
Release Date: 2017-05-19
Genre: Science

The goal of this book is to help train hazmat response teams and other responders in disaster training, techniques, and planning.The book will also help define and sharpen training plans and assumptions. Focusing on lessons learned from real-world experiences during actual disasters, the book will help to establish a well-trained professional 1st responder, individuals, and teams. Such lessons are emphasized so that planners and responders learn to anticipate how their community is likely to react under real disaster conditions, and plan accordingly.

The First Responder s Field Guide to Hazmat Terrorism Emergency Response

Author: Jill Levy
Publisher: Firebelle Productions
ISBN: 9781783014330
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Genre: Reference

Have the contents of an entire hazardous materials and WMD first responder course at your fingertips when you need it most ... at an incident. This handy field guide covers most of the operational level first responder competencies identified in NFPA 472 and 473, with guidelines to help you recognize and safely manage any hazmat incident or WMD event. It’s the perfect companion to the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The information is organized into fourteen chapters: 1. The “Quick Reference Guide” contains a concise overview of your responsibilities as a first responder. 2. “Recognizing and Responding to a Hazmat/WMD Incident” has detailed explanations and guidelines on each of the tasks listed in Chapter 1. 3. “Labels, Placards, and Other Marking Systems” provides key points on each of the hazard classes and information on various other marking systems. 4. “Container Recognition” provides clues about the types of products found in various containers and how these containers behave in an emergency. Look at both the general information about the type of container (nonbulk package, cargo tank, rail car, etc.) and specific information about the particular container(s) in question. 5. “Assessing the Hazards” contains information on how hazardous materials cause harm, toxicological terms and exposure limits, properties of flammable liquids, chemical and physical properties, and guidelines for dealing with special hazmat situations. 6. “Medical Management of Hazmat Exposures” has information on the risk of secondary contamination, patient decon, triage, health effects of hazardous materials commonly encountered, EMS treatment protocols, and medical support of hazmat response personnel. 7. “Introduction to Terrorism” provides information on distinguishing a terrorist event from an accident and distinguishing between chemical and biological warfare agents. 8. “Explosives Incidents” has information on how to recognize common explosives and initiation devices and guidelines on what to do upon discovery of a device or after detonation of an explosive. 9. “Chemical Warfare Agents” has general information on how to deal with incidents involving chemical warfare agents, as well as more detailed information on nerve agents, blister agents, blood agents, choking agents, and riot control agents. 10. “Biological Warfare Agents” provides general information on dealing with incidents involving biological warfare agents, as well as more detailed information on specific biological agents. 11. “Nuclear Events” has information on dealing with incidents (intentional or accidental) involving radioactive materials. 12. “Tactical Considerations” provides more information on defensive options and the use of foam. 13. “Additional Considerations” includes guidelines on dealing with the media, minimizing liability, developing protective action messages, preserving evidence, and dealing with children. 14. “Resources for Information and Assistance” provides information on various agencies that can help you manage a hazmat incident or terrorist event. Five previous editions were released in print form. The book was updated for this 2014 eBook edition.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

Author:
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763771218
Release Date: 2009-10
Genre: Health & Fitness

A fire fighter's ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that combines groundbreaking content with dynamic new features to support instructors and to help prepare students for the job. The text meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of: the properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs; how to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan; selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment; performing mass and technical decontamination; performing evidence preservation and sampling; performing product control. Performing air monitoring and sampling; performing victim rescue and recovery; and responding to illicit laboratory incidents. Listen to a Podcast with Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations author Rob Schnepp to learn more about this training program! Rob discusses the NFPA 472 standard, changes in responder training operations, and the importance of writing a "street smart" textbook. To listen now, visit: http://d2jw81rkebrcvk.cloudfront.net/assets.multimedia/audio/HazMat.mp3.

Hazardous Materials Incidents

Author: Steven M. DeLisi
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700713
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

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

Exam Prep

Author: Ben Hirst
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763758387
Release Date: 2009-08
Genre: Medical

The Second Edition of Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a Hazardous Materials certification, promotion, or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam. To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.’s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is written by fire personnel explicitly for fire personnel, and all content has been verified with the latest reference materials and by a technical review committee. Your exam performance will improve after using this system!

Common Sense Dictionary for First Responders

Author: Frank L. Fire
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593700997
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Health & Fitness

This book is a glossary of terms useful to responders to emergency situations. Section I includes terms common in matters relating to hazardous materials, chemistry, the environment, firefighting, EMS, protective clothing, radioactivity, chemical warfare agents, and other emergency topics. Section II is a comprehensive list of abbreviations and acronyms that relate to the topics covered in the first section.

Hazardous Materials Incidents

Author: Chris Hawley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1401857582
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Designed for all first responders who encounter hazardous materials emergencies, this reader-friendly training guide not only covers all of the competencies in the 2002 Edition of Standard NFPA 472 at the awareness operations level, but also offers beneficial information on air monitoring, terrorism, and special operations issues! Marked by its risk-based response philosophy, Hazardous Materials Incidents, 2E focuses on the safest and most efficient method for handling hazardous materials incidents. Readers are provided real-life experiences through case studies that integrate theoretical strategies with authentic HazMat situations, reinforcing the lessons covered. All-inclusive coverage features a special chapter on the interactions between law enforcement, firefighters and EMS personnel to effectively respond to hazardous materials events.

First Responder Handbook

Author: Andrea A. Walter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766839192
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The First Responder Handbook: Fire Service Edition is an information-packed guide providing first responder education for fire service professionals. Written by emergency response experts and specifically designed for firefighters, this text presents information in a way that will feel familiar to anyone in the fire service. It covers safety for first responders, patient care principles, emergency response tactics, and even first responder actions for incidents involving terrorism. This street-smart book fulfills the U. S. Department of Transportation's requirements for first responder certification while offering firefighters valuable emergency medical training.