Hazardous Materials Technician, 3rd Edition



IFSTAⓇ’s Hazardous Materials Technician, 3rd Edition, prepares emergency responders conducting technical, advanced, offensive operations during hazardous material incidents to meet the Technician level certification requirements of NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, 2022 Edition.

This manual adds to the techniques and principles learned in IFSTAⓇ’s Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 6th Edition. In addition to the NFPA 470 standard, this manual also addresses the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements found in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), paragraph (q), for emergency responders at the Technician Level.In this latest edition, changes include, but are not limited to

Chapter 3, Chemistry, has been extensively revised to make concepts and terminology more understandable. Sixteen key terms were created to aid in comprehension
Chapter 11, Rescue and Recovery, an entirely new topic for this manual, was written to cover a new rescue-based JPR added in the NFPA 470
Chapter 12, Product Control, has been completely rewritten and is much more extensive in information and discusses product control tools and equipment, value operation, overpacking and controlling specific products and hazards

Key features of is manual

Reference sources at the end of each chapter
Key term definitions at the end of each chapter
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter

Chapter 1 – The Foundation of the Hazmat Technician
Chapter 2 – Understanding Hazmat: How Matter Behaves
Chapter 3 – Understanding Hazmat: Chemistry
Chapter 4 – Understanding Hazmat: Specific Hazards
Chapter 5 – Detection, Monitoring, and Sampling
Chapter 6 – Size-Up, Predicting Behavior, and Estimating Outcomes
Chapter 7 – Container Assessment
Chapter 8 – Planning and Implementing Strategies and Tactics
Chapter 9 – Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 10 – Decontamination
Chapter 11 – Rescue and Recovery
Chapter 12 – Product Control
Chapter 13 – Demobilization and Termination

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