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
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.
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.
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
|Technical Committee||Steve Hergenreter, Robert Ingram, Greg Noll, Glen Rudner, Charles Wright|
|Course Length||31 minutes|