General Approach to a HazMat Incident -- Fixed Facilities


How well are your personnel prepared to handle fires at industrial sites? This is an introductory package that reviews a general approach for HazMat at 'fixed' facilities, based on FEMA's "Hazardous Materials Guide for First Responders", with twenty (20) simulations you can adapt to sites in your first-due area. “Hazardous materials incidents are different from fire suppression or other usual emergency operations. The nature of the hazard requires different protective equipment, operational approaches, skills and attitudes. The rules are changed. Getting in and making a fast attack is not the order of the day. A slower methodical approach is called for, as well as the need to follow federal and state law.”—Hazardous Materials Guide for First Responders, page 548