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1st Edition

HAZMAT Guide for First Responders

ISBN 9781315230795
Published May 19, 2017 by CRC Press
352 Pages 24 Color & 56 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Michael L. Madigan works as a master instructor for the Department of Homeland Security for the Civil Support Teams and hazardous material emergency response operations on weapons of mass destruction and threat assessments to the United States Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School (USACBRN) in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He is also retired from the United States Army where he served as a senior chemical operation specialist to the USACBRN School, CENTCOM, and the Multi- National Forces Command (MNFI) in Iraq.

Mr. Madigan holds a BA degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Security Management from the American Military University from Charles Town. He holds a Certificate in Security Management from the University of Massachusetts and is a certified fire instructor Level II, hazardous material technician train the trainer, incident command system train the trainer, installation emergency management instructor, WMD/terrorism response instructor, certified ICS/NIMS instructor, and advanced chemical biological instructor.

Mr. Madigan is also an adjunct professor for homeland security related topics, emergency management, terror/terrorism history and related operations, and weapons of mass destruction at Central Texas College on Fort Leonard Wood Campus, Missouri.