Fire Engineering's Handbook for Hazardous Materials Response

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Fire Engineering’s 2019 Handbook for Hazardous Materials Response provides education on the following:

Introduction to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Hazmat laws and regulations
  • Managing hazmat/WMD incidents
  • Safety considerations

Awareness Response to Hazardous Materials

  • Recognition and identification
  • Initiate protective actions
  • Facility and transportation Markings

Operations Response to Hazardous Materials

  • Container breaches
  • Health hazards
  • Incident Command System

Mission Specific: Response to Hazardous Materials

  • Types of PPE
  • Testing, maintenance, and inspection
  • Training
  • Medical monitoring
  • Victim and rescue recovery
  • Response to illicit laboratories

Incidents Involving Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Chemicals and Their Properties

  • Basic chemistry concepts
  • Toxic materials