Stastically no other form of public safety operation is as dangerous as confined space rescue. Perhaps more than in any other discipline, training on the right procedures and with the right equipment is critical to mission success. This book is a comprehensive single-source guide to such subject areas as hazardous atmosphere, detection equipment, breathing apparatus, ventilation retrieval systems, backup teams, and operational procedures. Effective methods of training and regulations governing operations in confined spaces are also discussed at length. Whether for utility vaults, industrial settings, or shipboard environments, this is an indispensible text for anyone who might undertake this most challenging of technical disciplines.