All knowledge and skills responders must know, from incident analysis to termination is covered in depth. This includes haz mat chemistry; container identification, construction features and leak points; as well as product control and decontamination operations. Each chapter begins with a list of specific learning objectives and the correlating competency numbers in NFPA® 472.
Competency numbers are indexed in Appendix A so students and instructors can identify the exact places in the text to locate the applicable content.
The first edition of Hazardous Materials Technician builds on Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition, taking training to the next certification level. The first manual addresses training for Awareness and Operations response at hazardous materials incidents. This new manual is designed to prepare emergency responders to conduct advanced, offensive operations.
Case Histories open each chapter to illustrate important lessons learned in the real world. Pictures, tables, and graphics help students master important concepts. Each page is presented in easy-to-read single-column format. Key terms and definitions are highlighted, and Caution and Warning boxes pull out critical safety information. Skill Sheets at the end of each chapter provide step-by-step instructions for every competency.
The curriculum (sold separately, see related materials below) contains all components for a successful course, and all of these instructor resources are customizable.