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Hazardous Materials: Managing The Incident, 4th Edition

  • Gregory Noll
  • Michael Hildebrand
  • Glen Rudner
  • Rob Schnepp
  • ISBN-10: 1449670849
  • ISBN-13: 9781449670849
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

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

About the Author

Rob Schnepp

Rob Schnepp is a firefighter/paramedic and hazardous materials specialist in Alameda County Fire Department. He is also the Vice President of Safety Compliance Management.

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