Implementing the Response

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.

Implementing the Response is the fourth 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.

Once information has been gathered, hazards assessed, and the potential consequences evaluated, a plan is developed to respond to the incident. In this program, the legends discuss how the Incident Commander puts that plan into action.

Topics covered include:

  • Implementing the planned response to favorably change the outcome;
  • Describing the response objectives for hazardous materials/WMD incidents;
  • Establishing and maintaining scene control;
  • Selecting the personal protective equipment required for a given action plan;
  • Minimizing the potential harm from heat and cold effects;
  • Ensuring that recognized hazardous materials/WMD safe practices are followed at an incident;
  • Identifying safety precautions for potential response options; and
  • Preserving evidence at the scene.

Included in the package is a Resource CD-ROM with testing materials, a risk management case study and additional resources that will help instructors with seminar presentations.

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SpecificationsEmergency Film Group, 2015
32 minutes

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