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Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident

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    ISBN: 9781449670849
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    Fourth edition
    ISBN: 9781449670849


A Complete Training Solution
for Hazardous Materials Technicians and Incident Commanders! 

In 1982, the authors Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, along with Jimmy Yvorra, first introduced the concept of the Eight-Step Process© for managing hazardous materials incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its Fourth Edition, this text is widely used by fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams, and other emergency responders who may manage unplanned hazardous materials incidents. As a result of changing government regulations and consensus standards, as well as the need for terrorism response training, Mr. Noll and Mr. Hildebrand have modified and refined their process of managing hazmat incidents and added enhanced content, tips, case studies, and detailed charts and tables.

The Fourth Edition contains comprehensive content covering:
• Hazard assessment and risk evaluation
• Identifying the problem and implementing the response plan
• Hazardous materials properties and effects
• Identifying and coordinating resources
• Decontamination procedures
• The Eight-Step Process©
• Personal protective equipment selection
• Procedures for terminating the incident

The Fourth Edition’s dynamic features include:
• Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
• ProBoard Assessment Methodology Matrices for the Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander levels
• Correlation matrix to the National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor’s (Non- Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course Objectives
• Realistic, detailed case studies
• Practical, step-by-step skill drills
• Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips  

Table of Contents
Chapter  1   The Hazardous Materials Management System
Chapter  2   Health and Safety
Chapter  3   Managing the Incident: Problems, Pitfalls, and Solutions 
Chapter  4   The Eight Step Process©: An Overview
Chapter  5   Site Management
Chapter  6   Identifying the Problem
Chapter  7   Hazard Assessment and Risk Evaluation
Chapter  8   Selecting Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment
Chapter  9   Information Management and Resource Coordination
Chapter  10   Implementing Response Objectives
Chapter  11   Decontamination
Chapter  12   Terminating the Incident

Appendix  A  
ProBoard Assessment Methodology- Matrices for Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Material Incident Commander based on NFPA 472, 2013 Edition
Appendix  B   Correlation Matrix for National Fire Academy’s Fire and Emergency Services higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor’s (Non-Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course

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