Hazardous Materials Operations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-08-08
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Text only. This product does NOT include a Resource Central Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a Resource Central Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283008-6   Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operationsis designed for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical services (EMS) providers, and industry employees that may be faced with hazardous materials emergencies. This text follows the 2008 NFPA 472 competencies and is organized to follow the logical progression of a hazardous materials response. Providing technical information that can be used for initial training and periodic recurrent training, this book must be complemented with hands-on activities designed to reinforce key response concepts. Resource Central, an online student and instructor supplements portal, is available to instructors online and has suggested hands-on activities and exercises for each chapter, review questions, case studies and much more!

Author Biography

         Chris Weber instructs hazardous materials topics internationally, actively develops and instructs numerous hazardous materials and counter-terrorism courses, and runs full scale training exercises through his training and consulting firm Dr. Hazmat, Inc (www.drhazmat.com). Chris regularly instructs illicit laboratory response classes for the U.S. military, 24 hour Hazmat Medic classes for EMS personnel, such regulatory classes as HAZWOPER, RCRA, and DOT courses and refreshers for industry, and numerous other courses for hazardous materials responders including:


Hazardous Materials Operations Train-the-Trainer Course (www.hazmatoperations.us)

Hazardous Materials Technician Train-the-Trainer Course (www.hazmattechnician.us)

24, 40, 80, 160 and 240 hour Hazardous Materials Technician Courses

Air Monitoring and Sample Identification Course

Illicit WMD and Drug Laboratory Recognition and Response Course (www.illicitlabs.com)


        Chris is currently a subject matter expert (SME) with the Longmont (Colorado) Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team. Chris’ past experience includes serving on the Washtenaw County (Michigan) Hazardous Materials Response Team for over a decade in positions that include hazmat technician, Training Officer, and Deputy Director. He has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is an adjunct instructor with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training Center in Lansing, Michigan. He has extensive experience involving hazardous materials chemistry including a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and biological chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and 15 years research experience in the biomedical sciences. He can be reached at cweber@drhazmat.com.


        His other publications include:

Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Awareness Level Personnel
  3. Operations Level Responders Core Competencies: Recognizing Hazardous Materials
  4. Operations Level Responders Core Competencies: Understanding Hazardous Materials
  5. Operations Level Responders Core Competencies: Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
  6. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment
  7. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Mass Decontamination
  8. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Technical Decontamination
  9. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Evidence Preservation and Sampling
  10. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Product Control
  11. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Air Monitoring and Sampling
  12. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Victim Rescue and Recovery
  13. Operations Level Responders Mission Specific Competencies: Illicit Laboratory Incidents

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