A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Fourth Edition provides fire fighters and first responders with these essential skills and enables them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating potentially deadly incidents.
Revised and updated to meet new NFPA 470 standards, the fourth edition of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations delivers high quality content developed, and peer reviewed, by experts in the field. The content is fully compliant for NFPA 470, 2022 Edition that includes NFPA 1072 for awareness, operations, mission specific competencies and JPRs relative to awareness personal and operations level responders.
- NEW – Updated to meet the new NFPA 470 (a combination of the former 472, 473, and 1072)
- NEW – A new Chapter 15, Radiological Hazards, describes the mission-specific responses to a radiological hazardous material release
- NEW – Short answer Review Questions have been added to each chapter as an added educational tool
- NEW – Includes the latest NFPA 470 terms and definitions throughout the text