326 pages | 24 Color Illus. | 56 B/W Illus.
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.
What is a Hazardous Material Responder? Hazardous Placard Material Specifications and Requirements. Types of Contamination. Introduction to Decontamination Methods and Procedures. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Hazardous Material Response Equipment. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Biological Hazards. Hazardous Material Apparatus and Detection Equipment. Hazardous Material Response Training Requirements and Standards. Container Recognition. Meth Labs. Explosives & Improvised Explosive Devices (HME). Emergency Management for Mass Casualty and Mass Fatality. Confined Space. Hazardous Waste. Laboratory Glassware. The Future of Emergency Management.