Hazmat Legends Series DVD


The Hazmat Legends Series presents more than 25 nationally recognized leading hazmat responders – with more than 900 years of combined boots on the ground experience. As influential instructors, widely read authors and hazmat responders, they have seen it all and now in this exciting and comprehensive series, they explain how and why hazmat teams do the things they do. These exciting programs cover it all – whether you have new recruits to train or want to provide a stimulating refresher for your team.

Programs in the series include:

Risk-Based Response – This program examines key issues in the latest edition of NFPA 472 – Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. This program covers important issues related to safe hazmat response.

Analyzing the Incident – 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 – This program examines the critical process of choosing response objectives and response options. Covers information gathering, hazards analysis, and command’s role in developing an incident action plan. Explains how responders use facts, science, and circumstances to plan rescue operations, protective actions, select PPE, and choose a decontamination protocol..

Implementing the Response – Once information has been gathered, hazards assessed, and the potential consequences evaluated, a plan is developed to respond to the incident. In this program, the legends discuss offensive versus defensive actions as well as the decision not to intervene. Among the critical issues are establishing control zones, entry team briefings, working in PPE, managing heat stress, air monitoring, scene safety, communications, and managing evidence.

Evaluating Progress & Terminating the Incident – Throughout the incident, responders must evaluate the progress of the incident action plan, Are control functions effective? Is decontamination successful? Once the emergency phase of the incident is over, steps must be taken to safely terminate the incident. Among the issues discussed are the on-scene debriefing, critiques after major incidents, after action reports, and personnel exposure records.

Also included in this series are four resource CDs with PowerPoint presentations, testing materials, risk management case studies and additional resources to help instructors with seminar presentations.


Item #: HZLEG

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