Analyzing the Incident: Cheryl Weaver-Docimo

The Hazmat Legends Series presents more than 25 nationally recognized leading hazmat responders - with more than 900 years of combined boots on the ground experience. As influential instructors, widely read authors and hazmat responders, they have seen it all and now in this exciting and comprehensive series, they explain how and why hazmat teams do the things they do. These exciting programs cover it all - whether you have new recruits to train or want to provide a stimulating refresher for your team.

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.

Cheryl Weaver-Docimo is the corporate liaison and a trainer for Docimo & Associates, LLC of Stamford, Connecticut. A paramedic and 26-year veteran of the fire and EMS services, she also serves as a volunteer and a career staff member with various departments in South Central Pennsylvania. In addition, she has ten years of experience in radiological technology and 19 years combined experience in education for emergency services, healthcare and the general public. In this clip, Cheryl discusses detection of radiological hazards and container labels.

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