The IFSTA Hazardous Materials For First Responders textbook is written for emergency first responders who are mandated by law and/or called upon by necessity to prepare for and respond to hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents. The book provides first responders with the detailed information they need to take appropriate initial actions at WMD incidents and hazardous materials spills or releases. It serves as a primary text for personnel seeking to meet the requirements of NFPA 472 – 2008 Edition (Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents). To that end, the book is divided into three parts designed to meet the competencies of NFPA 472: the first three chapters address Awareness-Level competencies; the next four chapters address Operations core competencies; the last seven chapters address Mission-Specific competencies.
The beginning of each chapter features learning objectives that assist the reader in focusing on the appropriate topic and knowledge. The end of each chapter features review questions and skill sheets that provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform crucial skills and activities. 4th Edition (2011). 764 pages.
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).
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