Planning the Response: Mike Hildebrand

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Planning the Response examines the critical process of choosing response objectives and response options. Covers information gathering, hazards analysis, and command's role in developing an incident action plan. Explains how responders use facts, science, and circumstances to plan rescue operations, protective actions, select PPE, and choose a decontamination protocol.

Mike Hildebrand is a senior partner and hazardous materials consultant with Hildebrand & Noll Associates. Mike was formerly Director of Safety and Fire Protection for the American Petroleum Institute and was a member of the NFPA Standards Council. He also served as a Team Leader on the Prince George's County (MD) HazMat Team. The writer of numerous articles and texts, Mike co-authored the widely-circulated text Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, which introduced the concept of the 8 Step Process. In this clip, Mike discusses the primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency plans an incident commander needs to have ready at a hazmat/WMD incident.


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