436 pages | 159 B/W Illus.
Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials, suggests a new approach dealing with the most common aspects of hazardous materials, containers, and the affected environment. It focuses on innovations in decontamination, monitoring instruments, personal protective equipment in a scientific way utilizing common sense, and takes a risk-benefit approach to hazardous material response. This set provides the reader with a hazardous materials "Tool Box" and a guide for learning which tools to use under what circumstances.
Volume Five, Hazmat Team Spotlight, covers hazardous materials teams across the United States. Levels of response vary between urban and rural areas as do resources. This volume covers the history, vehicles, types of response, equipment and resources, as procedures and innovations across different teams nationwide.
1. Establishment History. 2. Hazmat Response Vehicles. 3. Response Teams. 4. Preferred Equipment and Resources. 5. Response Procedures. 6. Target Hazards. 7. Innovations. 8. Major Response Incidents.