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Evaluating Progress & Terminating the Incident

Whether you are trained to the operations, technician or command level, the first task of every first responder to a hazmat or WMD emergency is the same. It's size up - or what the NFPA standard on hazmat competencies calls Analyzing the Incident.

A systematic risk-based response begins with an analysis of the problem - assessing the hazards, evaluating the potential consequences and then choosing the best response actions.

Evaluating Progress & Terminating the Incident is the fifth program in the Hazmat Legend Series. It is designed to provide training and information to all personnel who seek or wish to improve their competencies as hazmat responders. This program is ideal whether you have new recruits to train or want to provide a stimulating refresher for your team.

In this program, the legends reveal important lessons they've learned that can help improve your team's response actions.

Topics covered include:

  • Evaluating the progress of the incident plan.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of control functions.
  • Evaluating success of decon.
  • Terminating the emergency phase of the incident.
  • Conducting a debriefing of the incident.
  • Identifying procedures for determining whether item have been fully decontaminated.
  • Conducting a critique of the incident for all units assigned.
  • Describing the importance of personal exposure records.

Includes materials from in-depth interviews with legendary hazmat responders. With a combined 657 years of experience in hazmat response, they have been involved in every kind of hazmat incident, including the Crescent City Disaster, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Iraq, Afghanistan, plane crashes,pipeline ruptures, bombings, BLEVEs and drug labs. They are well known nationally and internationally as authors, lecturers, teachers, and standards makers. 25 minutes, DVD

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SpecificationsEmergency Film Group, 2015
25 minutes, fully narrated

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