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Who Can Use Hazmat Response


Command Officers

 Command Officers can fully understand the language spoken by Hazmat Teams. Along with understanding why research has driven the decision on how to react to the situation, who are the groups and what are their functions, and also a quick reference guide for many conditions, products, containers, and other haz mat situations. 

Hazardous Materials Technicians

The Hazmat Technician has a lot on their plate arriving at the incident. This quick reference guide will give that Technician the direction to begin and the checklists and reminders for those critical factors of the incident. It also covers the small things that make the job easier and safer. 

First Responder/Firefighter/Law Enforcement/Responder

The First Responder/Firefighter/Law Officer or Responder that has the potential to respond or come across the hazmat incident will increase their knowledge of all aspects of that hazardous materials incident and become more of a major player and assistance to Command and the Hazmat Team. Relieving the Hazmat Team of some tasks so they may focus on the Technician level skills (Entry & Backup, Hazard group etc) 

WHAT IS AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO SET-UP & RUN A HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT?

  • Develop a Command structure
  • Organize & assign your Groups/Teams
  • Develop strong Team leaders
  • Checklists of tasks for each Team
  • Safety for personnel

 Organize your Groups/Teams from the start of the incident to achieve a systematic and smooth running hazardous materials incident. The main objective is to have a plan that the team is familiar with, practices with and can put into motion on game day.

  • Firefighters (Hazmat Techs or awareness level)
  • Volunteer Firefighters
  • First Responders
  • Command Officers
  • Police/Sheriff/Constable – First Responders
  • DOD (Dept. of Defense)
  • College Students Studying Fire Science
  • Firefighters in industry (Fire Brigades etc).

About Hazmat Response Guide


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East to Read & Locate Section for Field Use

 This FOG can provide an easy and systematic way to plan, set-up, and work through the entire hazardous materials incident, whether small or large-scale incidents. Easy to reference, shaded borders for quick access, and easy to carry with your equipment.

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Team Duties

 Establish the Hazard Group Leader, who will then assign their teams to the needed areas (Research, Decon, Entry, etc). Each Team will then use the reminder checklist so all aspects of their functioning portion of the incident are thoroughly covered. The checklists will develop strong leaders in each area, cover all safety aspects, and allow the Teams to operate smoothly together during the incident. 

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Rail & Motor Carrier Identification

Color photos for each motor carrier and rail seen throughout the country.  The second page will give characteristics of the tank, products it may carry, capacities, etc...Great for a quick reference of the tanker you may be dealing with!

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Chemical Reference

16 common chemicals encountered that include: initial isolation distances, chemical/physical properties, IDLH, placarding and more......

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Common Incidents

Hazmat Response "Common Incidents" section will give you helpful hints for some of those incidents that are common, but not necessarily frequent, and assist the user in working the incident.

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Placards

This is great for any First Responder or initial responder so they know exactly what they may be dealing with.  Full color placards with detailed explanation of each.