Hazardous Materials Technician 1/e

This IFSTA manual is the only book available that directly addresses all competencies for Hazardous Materials Technician according to NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition. It also meets Technician Level requirements in OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER).

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.

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  • All Technician knowledge and skills for NFPA® 472, 2013 Edition
  • Advanced offensive operations
  • Initial Response to termination NFPA® competencies correlated in each chapter
  • Complete instructor resources

The curriculum (sold separately, see related materials below) contains all components for a successful course, and all of these instructor resources are customizable.

SpecificationsIFSTA, 2013
8 1/2" x 11" softcover
643 pages
ISBN: 978-0-87939-523-0

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