The First Responder’s Field Guide to Hazmat & Terrorism Emergency Response

The First Responder’s Field Guide to Hazmat & Terrorism Emergency Response

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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. Ita€™s the perfect companion to the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The information is organized into fourteen chapters: 1. The a€œQuick Reference Guidea€ contains a concise overview of your responsibilities as a first responder. 2. a€œRecognizing and Responding to a Hazmat/WMD Incidenta€ has detailed explanations and guidelines on each of the tasks listed in Chapter 1. 3. a€œLabels, Placards, and Other Marking Systemsa€ provides key points on each of the hazard classes and information on various other marking systems. 4. a€œContainer Recognitiona€ 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. a€œAssessing the Hazardsa€ 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. a€œMedical Management of Hazmat Exposuresa€ 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. a€œIntroduction to Terrorisma€ provides information on distinguishing a terrorist event from an accident and distinguishing between chemical and biological warfare agents. 8. a€œExplosives Incidentsa€ 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. a€œChemical Warfare Agentsa€ 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. a€œBiological Warfare Agentsa€ provides general information on dealing with incidents involving biological warfare agents, as well as more detailed information on specific biological agents. 11. a€œNuclear Eventsa€ has information on dealing with incidents (intentional or accidental) involving radioactive materials. 12. a€œTactical Considerationsa€ provides more information on defensive options and the use of foam. 13. a€œAdditional Considerationsa€ includes guidelines on dealing with the media, minimizing liability, developing protective action messages, preserving evidence, and dealing with children. 14. a€œResources for Information and Assistancea€ 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.Command SCAPA Subcommittee on Consequence Assessment and Protective Actions SCBA SelfContained ... START Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment STEL ShortTerm ExposureLimit Sv Sievert TARU Technical Advisory Response Unitanbsp;...

Title:The First Responder’s Field Guide to Hazmat & Terrorism Emergency Response
Author:Jill Levy
Publisher:Firebelle Productions - 2014-04-24


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