Higher Education

Hazardous Materials Handbook: Awareness & Operations Levels, 1st Edition

  • Delmar, Cengage Learning
  • ISBN-10: 1428319719  |  ISBN-13: 9781428319714
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.25



The latest addition to our Firefighter's Handbook series, this book contains all the information from the hazardous materials response chapters in the full version of the Firefighter's Handbook, Third Edition. An ideal option for fire departments, academies, and schools in which hazardous materials topics are taught in a separate course, Hazardous Materials Handbook: Awareness & Operations Levels meets the requirements set forth by the 2008 edition of NFPA Standard 472. Written with a straightforward approach and utilizing numerous real-world examples, this book concentrates on providing the most current information on the hazardous materials field, including the latest in chemicals and drug labs, as well as new safety concerns when responding to such incidents. Practical and user-friendly, this valuable resource provides the necessary information for effective response to hazardous materials incidents.

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Features and Benefits

  • Respond effectively and safely with new information on NIMS and implementation during incident response
  • Stay safe with up to date information on personal protective equipment
  • Prepare for terrorist activity with reports on the latest hazardous materials crimes, including expanded information on biological terrorism
  • Remain informed with new sections on both radiation related incidents and air monitoring technology
  • Stay current with new case studies covering recent events and concerns in the field

Table of Contents

NFPA 472, and JPR Correlation Guides.
HazMat: Laws, Regulations, and Standards.
HazMat: Recognition and Identification.
HazMat: Information Resources.
HazMat: Personal Protective Equipment.
HazMat: Protective Actions.
Product Control and Air Monitoring.
Terrorism Awareness.
Large Incident & Disaster Response.