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Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Training DVDs


Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident video training 8-DVD series provides Technician and Command Level training for HAZMAT response to incidents, required by OSHA Hazwoper law and NFPA 472.


This series of training videos provides Technician Level & Command Level training for personnel who respond to hazardous materials incidents, as required by OSHA’s Hazwoper law and NFPA 472. Based on the highly-regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, this series of training videos is a valuable resource for fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams and other emergency responders who may deal with unplanned hazardous materials leaks, spills or fire during the course of their work.

Narrated by Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, this series illustrates a widely accepted system for managing hazmat incidents. With nearly three hours of video on 8 DVDs, this series is useful for helping to satisfy the training requirements of OSHA’s Hazwoper rule as well as NFPA 471 and NFPA 472.

Modules included:

Site Management & Control is Part 1 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series.

Topics covered include:

  • Pre-planning to set up a systematic, coordinated approach to a hazmat accident, which may involve a variety of public and private agencies
  • Procedures for establishing command.
  • Guidelines for safe approach and positioning at a hazmat incident.
  • Establishing the perimeter and hazard control zones.
  • Procedures for carrying out protective actions.
  • The importance of setting up effective command is stressed.

Identifying the Problem is Part 2 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series.

Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing the presence of hazardous materials at the incident scene.
  • Identifying the material or general class of hazmat involved.
  • Design and construction of hazmat containers.
  • DOT hazard classes.
  • Placarding.
  • NFPA 704.

Hazard & Risk Evaluation is Part 3 of Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series of training videos.

Topics covered include:

  • How to evaluate risks.
  • Determining response objectives.
  • Sources for hazard information.
  • Air monitoring.
  • Risk factors.
  • The importance of maintaining an attitude of safety.
  • How hazardous materials behave.
  • Container failure.

Protective Clothing & Equipment is Part 4 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series

…and is an up-to-date training video to help choose the appropriate protective gear. Topics covered include:

  • The difference between structural firefighting clothing and chemical protective clothing.
  • Respiratory protection, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and SAR (supplied air respirators).
  • NFPA standards for protective clothing.
  • EPA levels of protection.
  • Degradation, penetration, and permeation.

Information Management & Resource Coordination is Part 5 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series.

 Topics covered include:

  • The types of information needed to manage a hazmat incident safely.
  • How to evaluate that information.
  • How to coordinate multiple resource groups at a hazmat incident.
  • The importance of controlling the flow of information.
  • The importance of having effective leadership.
  • The Incident Management System.
  • Storage and recovery of information.

Implementing Response Objectives is Part 6 of Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series

…and demonstrates strategic goals and tactical objectives to produce the most favorable outcome to the incident. Topics covered include:

  • The difference between tactics and strategies.
  • Rescue.
  • Protective actions.
  • Spill and leak control.
  • Fire control.
  • Transfer.
  • Recovery.
  • Decision-making.
  • Offensive vs. defensive mode.

Decontamination DVD training video is Part 7 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series of training videos.

A comprehensive study of all decontamination issues. Topics covered include:

  • How contamination occurs.
  • Decontamination of persons and equipment after leaving the hot zone.
  • Covers all current methods of decontamination, including dilution, absorption, adsorption, heating, freezing, blowing, vacuuming, degradation, neutralization, solidification, disinfection and sterilization.
  • Setting up the decon site.
  • Responsibilities of the decon officer and the decon team.
  • Emergency decon.
  • Multiple station decon.
  • Medical emergencies.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of decon operations.
  • Clean-up.

Terminating the Incident DVD is Part 8 of the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series.

It teaches how to carry out a smooth, safe transition from emergency to recovery. Topics covered include:

  • Documenting the incident.
  • The post-incident analysis.
  • How to conduct a debriefing.
  • How to critique the response.
  • Focusing on lessons learned.

Video runtime: 3 hours.

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