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- HAZ MAT RESPONSE: HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR TODAY'S EMERGENCIES? Peterson, David F. // Fire Engineering;Nov2000, Vol. 153 Issue 11, p85
Focuses on the federal regulations on hazardous materials response training for firefighters in the United States. Possible causes of injuries and deaths among responders; Purpose of educating responders about hazardous materials; Need to stress the importance of training to responders.
- 10 keys for using instruments. Mangieri, Kay // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Feb2005, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p28
Presents reminders for firefighters, hazardous materials teams and law enforcement personnel to safely and efficiently measure and monitor the presence of gases and vapors in the U.S. Interpretation of the capabilities and limitations of each detector; Identification and specification of gases...
- Prospective study of hepatic, renal, and haematological surveillance in hazardous materials firefighters. Kales, S. N.; Polyhronopoulos, G. N.; Aldrich, J. M.; Mendoza, P. J.; Sug, J. H.; Christian, D. C. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Feb2001, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p87
Provides information on a study that examined possible health effects hazardous materials firefighting work as measured by end organ effect markers in a cohort over a period of two years and another cohort over five years. Methodology of the study; Results and discussion on the study; Conclusions.
- "COMMANDMENTS" FOR USING THE BACKUP LINE. Cornnell, Jennifer // Fire Engineering;Jun2003, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p81
Provides guidelines for using the back-up line in any safe aggressive fire attack in the U.S. Protection of the main vertical channel of fire spread; Assumption of the position of firefighters to protect egress; Increase of the diversity of hazardous material during fires.
- Overcoming District Disorientation. BACHMAN, ERIC G. // Fire Engineering;May2011, Vol. 164 Issue 5, p59
The article offers tips for overcoming district disorientation among firefighters. The significant information that should be known by firefighters responding to an accident include the number of occupants, hazardous materials used on site, the construction type and most importantly, the...
- NFPA 1001 -- A New Standard? Schliek, David // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p22
The article discusses the requirements of the "Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications" from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the U.S. The NFPA standard, it says, is divided into two firefighter competency chapters including the Firefighter I level and Firefighter...
- In the Public Eye. // Urology Times;Jan2007, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p35
The article cites a study in the U.S. that shows firefighters to have higher-than-average rates of several types of cancer. Firefighters expose themselves to potentially cancer-causing chemicals released from the burning materials. Toxic substances like benzene, lead, uranium and asbestos can be...
- NIOSH Begins SCBA Program. // Occupational Hazards;Mar2002, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p22
Reports the approval of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) by firefighters and responders after the terrorist attacks in the U.S. Provision of needed protection to responders against harmful chemicals; Evaluation of...
- HAZ-MAT RESPONSE: 'IF YOU DON'T KNOW, ASK!' De Lisi, Steven M. // Fire Engineering;Nov2002, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p91
Reports the role of firefighters in dealing with the aftermath of a hazardous material incidents in the U.S. Evaluation of the level of hazardous-materials training; Importance of employing industrial hygienists; Emphasis on the definition of hazardous waste; Availability of cleanup and...