The First Responder s Field Guide to Hazmat Terrorism Emergency Response

Author: Jill Levy
Publisher: Firebelle Productions
ISBN: 1783014334
Format: PDF
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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. 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.

Emergency Response to Chemical and Biological Agents

Author: John R. Cashman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420048445
Format: PDF, Docs
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With the increasing availability of biological and chemical materials, the threat of terrorism grows daily. Innocent bystanders -the major targets of terrorists because they gain the most publicity - create a vast number of potential victims. In our changing world, horrendous violence has become commonplace. The growth of incidences involving chemical and biological agents has created a need for local response teams to be aware of the dangers they face. Emergency Response to Chemical and Biological Agents serves as a training manual for emergency responders who handle incidents involving biological and chemical hazardous materials. The author covers poisons such as nerve, blood, blister, and choking gases and biological agents such as anthrax, typhus, and cholera. Using examples ripped from the headlines, he explains what is and is not a terrorist act, and the difference in handling each incident. In addition the author explains the standard operating procedures of Hazardous Materials Teams before, during, and after an incident. Whether terrorist act or chemical spill, local responders usually reach the scene first. As these incidents multiply - and they will - these teams will need a blueprint for dealing with chemical and biological materials. Emergency Response to Chemical and Biological Agents provides a clear, concise plan of action for responding to these incidents.

Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders

Author: Armando Bevelacqua
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428311459
Format: PDF, ePub
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The only reference of its kind for emergency responders, this updated book is a guide to the most significant points that surround the emergency response processes needed to cope with terrorism incidents. It highlights what is required to establish and implement tactical goals during such events, including new equipment and strategies that can enhance a responder's detection, monitoring, and protection capabilities against CBRNE agents chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive agents. Written to provide emergency responders with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for and combat acts of terrorism, this book is a must for all emergency personnel who are called on to respond to a terrorist event. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hazardous Materials Field Guide

Author: Armando S. Bevelacqua
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781418038281
Format: PDF, Docs
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Thoroughly updated for the second edition, the Hazardous Materials Field Guide provides critical information for emergency responders on the scene of an incident. Whether the incident involves hazardous materials, a clandestine laboratory, terrorism or a confined space operation, this user-friendly resource includes information that is consistent with the mission of all agencies. In addition, new information on NIMS, the movement to an international placard system, as well as coverage of bioterrorism materials keeps the guide current with the considerations facing emergency responders today. Flow charts verify critical procedure considerations that must be managed immediately, then set the stage for support response when an incident requires interagency cooperation. Easy to reference, this guide allows rapid identification of placards, labels, silhouettes, and common commodities that move on roadways and railways. Medical considerations are described throughout the text, identifying potential needs of an affected community. Thoroughly updated for the second edition, the Hazardous Materials Field Guide provides critical information for emergency responders on the scene of an incident. Whether the incident involves hazardous materials, a clandestine laboratory, terrorism or a confined space operation, this user-friendly resource includes information that is consistent with the mission of all agencies. In addition, new information on NIMS, the movement to an international placard system, as well as coverage of bioterrorism materials keeps the guide current with the considerations facing emergency responders today. Flow charts verify critical procedure considerations that must be managed immediately, then set the stage for support response when an incident requires interagency cooperation. Easy to reference, this guide allows rapid identification of placards, labels, silhouettes, and common commodities that move on roadways and railways. Medical considerations are described throughout the text, identifying potential needs of an affected community.

The Hazmat Chemistry Mini Review

Author: Jill Meryl Levy
Publisher: Firebelle Productions
ISBN: 0965151670
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A condensed summary of key information taught in Hazardous Materials Chemistry classes.

HazMat Data

Author: Richard P. Pohanish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471726109
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The HazMat Data, 2nd Edition provides a detailed reference for emergency responders and people who transport chemicals. Considering the events of September 11, the book is especially oriented toward first responder and emergency management personnel. Additions to this new Second Edition include Spanish language synonyms for all entries, and an increased overall number of synonyms. New to this edition is information on chemical warfare (CW) agents and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-nerve gasses, blister agents/vesicants, "blood agents," choking/pulmonary agents, and crowd-control agents (tear gasses, pepper sprays, etc.)-that might be used as weapons of terrorism. It clearly explains symptoms of exposure and appropriate treatment for the exposure when available, and describes what to do in an emergency situation. The book also gives the NFPA hazard classifications, as well as chemical hazard class information. Newly updated, The HazMat Data, 2nd Editio provides a comprehensive, up-to-date summary of this vital information.

Emergency responder training manual for the hazardous materials technician

Author: Kenneth W. Oldfield
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The most comprehensive hazmat emergency response training manual following NFPA and OSHA competency criteria The choice of firefighters and other rapid response personnel for years, this user friendly manual helps first responders build their skills step-by-step to professionally handle any hazmat emergency. Organized to enhance understanding and retention—and reinforced with copious illustrations, photographs, learning exercises, and case studies—this book takes the reader from preplanning to dispatch to the stabilization of an incident, and on to post-incident critique and follow-up. New material addresses advances in protective clothing, new products for confinement and containment, and changes in the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, plus much more. Additional chapters cover WMDs, with sections specific to WMD response including site control, personal protective equipment, and decontamination.