IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician Book, 1st Edition
IFSTA Hazardous Materials Technician (1st Edition) is the only book available that directly addresses all the competencies for Hazardous Materials Technician according to NFPA 472 – 2013 Edition (Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents). It also meets Technician Level requirements in OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER).
This book covers in depth all knowledge and skills that responders must know, from incident analysis to termination. This includes haz mat chemistry; container identification, construction features, and leak points; and product control and decontamination operations. Building on IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders (4th Edition), this book takes training to the next certification level. The manual addresses training for Awareness and Operations response at hazardous materials incidents and helps prepare emergency responders to conduct advanced offensive operations.
Each chapter begins with a list of specific training objectives and the correlating competency numbers in NFPA 472. The competency numbers are indexed in Appendix A so that students and instructors can identify the exact places in the text to locate the applicable content. Skill sheets at the end of each chapter provide step-by-step instructions for every competency.
Case histories at the start of each chapter illustrate important lessons learned in the real world. Each page is presented in an easy-to-read single column format. Key terms and definitions are highlighted, while Caution and Warning boxes pull out critical safety information. Pictures, tables, and graphics help students master important concepts. The curriculum contains all components needed for a successful course; all the instructor materials are easily customizable to suit their own teaching preferences or to meet local needs.
IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading fire fighting techniques and safety through training. Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a division within Oklahoma State University and the world's leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).