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Planning the Response DVD

The Legends discuss what actions should determine the process of a hazmat incident, as well as who should be deciding those actions.

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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.

Planning the Response DVD is the third 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.


The Hazmat Legend Series showcases twenty-seven of the nation's leading hazmat responders, with more 966 years of boots on the ground experience, who provide an inside view of NFPA 472. As influential instructors, widely read authors and hazmat responders, they have seen it all and now in this exciting and comprehensive program they reveal important lessons they've learned that can help improve your team's response actions.


In this program, the legends discuss the critical process hazmat responders of all levels should take when sizing up a hazardous materials incident.


Topics covered include:
  • The incident commander's role.
  • Identifying action options.
  • Determining appropriate actions based on facts, science and circumstances.
  • Determining the feasibility of conducting victim rescue and recovery operations.  
  • Coordinating public protective actions.
  • Identifying the process for selecting protective clothing at a hazardous material/WMD incident.
  • Identifying the differences between exposure and contamination.
  • Selecting a decontamination procedure.
This week's clip features Vance Bennett. Vance is currently an instructor in the Hazardous Materials Section of California Specialized Training Institute and has been teaching courses in emergency response for 20 years.  After retiring from the US Coast Guard where he served as Chief of Port Operations in Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands and Palau, Vance joined the Coast Guard Reserves as a training officer of the Pacific Strike Team.  In addition for eight years he was the course manager for the USCG Hazmat train-the-trainer program. Vance was educated at San Joaquin Delta College and San Francisco State University and possesses several hazmat certificates and instructor/trainer credentials. 

In this clip, Vance discusses issues with oil spills that hazmat responders faced in the past.


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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Planning the Response DVD includes materials from in-depth interviews with 23 legendary hazmat responders who are listed here in their order of appearance in the program. With over 900 combined 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 interdiction of drug labs. They are well known nationally and internationally as authors, lecturers, teachers, and standards makers.



                                                 

                                 Robert Ingram                                                Gene Carlson                                              Vance Bennett


                                                 

                                 Daniel Keenan                                               Jan Dunbar                                              Mike Hildebrand


                                                
                                   Chris Hawley                                             Ludwig Benner                                          Tony Mussorfiti



                                                
                                    Greg Noll                                                  Daniel Snell                                               Mike Callan



                                                
                                Toby Bevelacqua                                              Phil Glenn                                                 Glen Rudner



                                                
                                    Dave Binder                                               R.W. Royall                                                Rick Emery



                                                
                                  Maria Duazo                                                 Paul Penn                                           Cheryl Weaver-Docimo



                                                                     
                                                                      Bill Hand                                                        Nick Vent