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Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

june15June 15, 2011 – Firefighters must be able to recognize and size-up any incident involving hazardous materials and understand the firefighter role within the response plan. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is a comprehensive text developed by NFPA and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and provides firefighters and professionals in training with invaluable, in-depth coverage of:

• properties and effects of hazardous materials
• calculating potential danger and initiating a response plan
• selection, use, advantages and disadvantages of PPE
• mass and technical decontamination
• evidence preservation and sampling
• product control
• rescue and recovery
• air monitoring and sampling
• illicit laboratory incidents

For more information, or to purchase this product, visit the Firehall Bookstore.

June 15, 2011 
By Fire Fighting in Canada

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