Command Officers can fully understand the language spoken by Hazmat Teams. Along with understanding why research has driven the decision on how to react to the situation, who are the groups and what are their functions, and also a quick reference guide for many conditions, products, containers, and other haz mat situations.
The Hazmat Technician has a lot on their plate when arriving at the incident. This quick reference guide will give that Technician and Team the direction to begin and the checklists & reminders for those critical factors of the incident. It also covers the small things that make the job easier and safer.
The First Responder/Firefighter/Law Officer or Responder that has the potential to respond or come across the hazmat incident will increase their knowledge of all aspects of that hazardous materials incident and become more of a major player and assistance to Command and the Hazmat Team. Relieving the Hazmat Team of some tasks so they may focus on the Technician level skills (Entry & Backup, Hazard group etc).
Organize your Groups/Teams from the start of the incident to achieve a systematic and smooth running hazardous materials incident. The main objective is to have a plan that the team is familiar with, practices with and can put into motion on game day.
This FOG can provide an easy and systematic way to plan, set-up, and work through the entire hazardous materials incident, whether small or large-scale incidents. Easy to reference, shaded borders for quick access, and easy to carry with your equipment.
Establish the Hazard Group Leader, who will then assign their teams to the needed areas (Research, Decon, Entry, etc). Each Team will then use the reminder checklist so all aspects of their functioning portion of the incident are thoroughly covered. The checklists will develop strong leaders in each area, cover all safety aspects, and allow the Teams to operate smoothly together during the incident.
Color photos for each motor and rail carrier seen throughout the country along with its characteristics, the products that it may be carrying, and capacities. Great for a quick reference of the tanker you may be dealing with!
16 common chemicals encountered that include: initial isolation distances, chemical/physical properties, IDLH, placarding and more......
Hazmat Response "Common Incidents" section will give you helpful hints for some of those incidents that are common, but not necessarily frequent, and assist the user in working the incident.
This is great for any First Responder or Hazmat Team member for quick reference of what they may be dealing with. Full color placards with detailed explanation of each. New ~> GHS Section