Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Author: Robert Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439849854

Category: Science

Page: 553

View: 1074

The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response personnel and puts it into understandable terms. The author has retained the style and format that made the previous editions so popular while updating the information to keep the book relevant. See What’s in the Third Edition: Expanded section on Ethanol and its hazards to responders Update of NFPA 472 Chemistry requirements Revised section on "hazmat elements" with more hazards and response issues Includes a focus on the importance of the "hazmat elements" of chemical families New incident examples New photographs and graphics The chapters are organized by the nine U.S. Department of Transportation's hazard classes. Almost every hazardous material presents more than one hazard; the DOT’s placarding and labeling system only identifies the most severe hazards. Therefore, the book provides additional information about hidden hazards for each hazard class. It discusses individual chemicals, their hazards and their physical and chemical characteristics, both as distinct chemicals and within chemical families. The book offers a concise presentation of the topics of most importance to emergency responders on a day-to-day basis. It provides the basic chemistry a responder needs to understand chemical terminology and communicate with others about the chemicals involved in hazardous materials incidents.

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

Field Operations Guide

Author: Armando S. Bevelacqua

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: 9781401880903

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 3019

New to the second edition of Hazardous Materials Chemistry, the Field Operations Guide offers firefighters working in the field a reference for quickly identifying and responding to hazardous materials. By translating the classroom training into response in the field, responders can assist in critical decision-making at the scene of the incident using vital information, reference tables and figures drawn from the book - making this a valuable resource for any hazardous materials responder.

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders

Author: Robert Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420032305

Category: House & Home

Page: 472

View: 6102

The second edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. The information presented will assist you in responding to specific chemical spills, including identifying the exact chemicals involved and their individual hazards. The chapters are organized by the nine U.S. Department of Transportation's hazard classes. Within each class, the author discusses individual chemicals that are commonly involved in emergency situations along with their physical and chemical characteristics. Additionally, each chapter addresses the multiple perils of hazardous materials, including "hidden" hazards. The top 50 hazardous industrial chemicals are considered throughout the book, together with other hazardous materials. The author also provides incident reports and statistics to underscore the effects that specific chemicals can have on incident outcomes. Furthermore, he delves into the timely concern of dealing with chemical and biological terrorist agents. This information is extremely valuable in your daily work for the health and safety of yourself and those who rely on you. Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Second Edition offers a concise presentation of the topics of most importance. The subject matter is written to be appropriate for response personnel without a strong chemistry background by conveying the information in understandable terms. This book will familiarize you with the basic chemistry a responder needs to understand chemical terminology and communicate with others about the chemicals involved in hazardous materials incidents.

The Hazmat Chemistry Mini Review

Author: Jill Meryl Levy

Publisher: Firebelle Productions

ISBN: 0965151670

Category: Hazardous substances

Page: 188

View: 4367

A condensed summary of key information taught in Hazardous Materials Chemistry classes.

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Author: Eugene Meyer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133146882

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 765

View: 9825

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Sixth Edition, covers basic chemistry for emergency responders, guiding students who are often non-science majors through the process of understanding the chemical properties that make materials hazardous. This text covers many essential hazardous materials topics, such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances (GHS); terrorist threats relative to biological, chemical, and radioactive agents; and the latest best practices for the handling and storage of hazardous materials. This new edition continues to emphasize the hazardous materials regulations established by the OSHA, the U.S. D.O.T., and the EPA. Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their EMS course. Resource Central, accessed through www.bradybooks.com, offers instructors online supplemental teaching material, such as test banks and customizable PowerPoint lectures to aid in the classroom. These instructor resources are also available through Pearson's Instructor Resource Center. Students have access to a variety online study aids tailored to their EMS course.

Hazardous Waste Chemistry, Toxicology, and Treatment

Author: Stanley E. Manahan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780873712095

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 840

The first of its kind, this new book takes a unique look at hazardous wastes. Designed in a compact form, it is an easy-to-understand book on the chemistry and toxicology of hazardous substances and wastes. It begins with a basic coverage of chemistry and biochemistry, environmental chemical processes, and toxicology. Detailed chapters discuss the chemistry and toxicology of inorganic and organic hazardous substances and biohazards. The fully documented text explains procedures for eliminating, detoxifying, and disposing of hazardous wastes with continual reference to their basic chemistry and toxicology. Hazardous Waste Chemistry, Toxicology, and Treatment is an indispensable reference guide for everyone involved with hazardous substances, wastes, toxicology, and basic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. This title is an ideal textbook for senior and graduate level courses studying hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, and industrial hygiene.

Hazmat Teams Across America

A Look at Hazmat Teams, Incident Histories and Equipment

Author: Robert A. Burke

Publisher: MT Publishing Company

ISBN: 1934729167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 9334

Authored by Robert Burke, HazMat Teams Across America contains the history of selected hazardous materials incidents over the past 100 years and features 30 different HazMat Teams from departments across the United States. Information on equipment innovations are also included.Mr. Burke is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine with a bi-monthly column titled Hazmat Studies, and a contributor for Firehouse.com website with two columns titled “Street Chemistry” and “Hazmat Team Spotlight”. He has been an adjunct instructor at the National Fire Academy for 20 years and has over 28 years experience in emergency services as a career and volunteer firefighter and is currently the Fire Marshal for the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.

The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials

Author: Frank L. Fire

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593701942

Category: Social Science

Page: 591

View: 2048

An accomplished author with decades of experience working in the plastics industry and teaching the chemistry of hazardous materials to emergency responders, Frank Fire has updated his book covering the basic approach to hazardous materials. In the new third edition, each chapter has been revised (where required) to reflect changes since the second edition was published. For example, each chemical mentioned whose volume or usage has changed has been updated, including their usage as a chemical warfare agent. A new chapter covers each class of chemical warfare agents. An excellent resource for emergency responders and those involved in departmental training programs or curriculum development.

Industrial Ecology

Environmental Chemistry and Hazardous Waste

Author: Stanley E. Manahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351438824

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 1875

Industrial ecology may be a relatively new concept - yet it's already proven instrumental for solving a wide variety of problems involving pollution and hazardous waste, especially where available material resources have been limited. By treating industrial systems in a manner that parallels ecological systems in nature, industrial ecology provides a substantial addition to the technologies of environmental chemistry. Stanley E. Manahan, bestselling author of many environmental chemistry books for Lewis Publishers, now examines Industrial Ecology: Environmental Chemistry and Hazardous Waste. His study of this innovative technology uses an overall framework of industrial ecology to cover hazardous wastes from an environmental chemistry perspective. Chapters one to seven focus on how industrial ecology relates to environmental science and technology, with consideration of the anthrosphere as one of five major environmental spheres. Subsequent chapters deal specifically with hazardous substances and hazardous waste, as they relate to industrial ecology and environmental chemistry.

Handbook of Industrial Toxicology and Hazardous Materials

Author: Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824719357

Category: Science

Page: 928

View: 5005

Providing vital safety information on over 1000 commerical chemicals, this work explores up-to-date data on fire and chemical compatibility, response methods for incidents involving chemical spills and fires, and personnel and worksite safety monitoring and sampling. The book includes more than 700 illustrations, structures, equations and tables, and a glossary with over 700 definitions.

Protocall 934 Hazardous Materials Technician

Author: Kevin L. Miller, CHMM

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496958721

Category: Education

Page: 74

View: 9059

This workbook/exam is designed to comply with occupational safety and health administration, hazardous waste operation, and emergency response requirements. This workbook/exam is not designed to replace the forty-hour hazardous materials technicians' training manual, but it is designed to highlight and to enhance the areas that are important for example, hazardous materials, chemistry, toxicology, hazardous waste management, the selection of personal protection equipment, confined space entry, emergency response, and decontamination procedures. This workbook/exam is the test that goes hand in hand with the "Hazardous Materials Technician" training manual. This workbook/exam will cover the simple fact that most regulations are enforceable by law, while standards will promote "Safe Work Practices," along with the importance of proving a safe work environment for our workers. This workbook/exam will also give the reader the ability to understand the difference between emergency response, remediation, and the treatment the storage and the disposal of hazardous waste.

The chemistry of fire and hazardous materials

Author: Charles F. Turner,Joseph W. McCreery

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 9134

Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.

Hazardous Materials

Handbook for Emergency Responders

Author: OnGUARD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119058899

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 8668

Hazardous Materials Handbook for Emergency Responders breaks down the hazards and response priorities according to the nine classes of hazardous chemicals defined by the U.N. and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Designed to prepare HazMat professionals for all three levels of response, as defined by OSHA, the Handbook: Offers the most complete and current coverage of control and mitigation techniques for chemical emergencies. Provides extensive treatment of transportation and storage vessels. Helps users comply with all relevant government regulations and standards, including OSHA and NFPA training requirements.

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467295485

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 6143

Facts101 is your complete guide to Chemistry of Hazardous Materials. In this book, you will learn topics such as Flammable Gases and Flammable Liquids, Chemical Forms of Matter, Principles of Chemical Reactions, and Aspects of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events

Planning and Response

Author: Dan Kaszeta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118529731

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

View: 6683

Sets forth what to do and what not to do to keep people and property safe Based on the author's more than two decades of managing core facets of emergency planning and response, this book enables readers to minimize the possibility of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) disaster or a hazardous material (hazmat) incident at public events. Moreover, it sets forth the tools needed to quickly respond to an incident in order to avoid or minimize casualties and damages. With its comprehensive approach, the book equips readers to plan for and manage a multi-disciplinary safety and emergency response team, including police, security, medical, military, and fire and civil protection personnel. CBRN and Hazmat Incidents at Major Public Events examines all aspects of security planning and emergency response, including: General planning and preparedness procedures such as initial considerations, response network development, and training and exercise Planning and preparedness for security and emergency response providers, including medical, fire, police, military, and VIP protection personnel Incident response, including initial response, detection and identification, and law enforcement Lastly, the author provides fourteen specific public event scenarios, explaining what to do and what not to do for effective emergency planning and response to CBRN and hazmat incidents. These scenarios also set the foundation for preparedness training and exercises. Throughout the book, sidebars summarize the author's extensive operational and managerial experience, helping readers focus on the core tested and proven strategies and techniques needed to prevent or mitigate the impact of a CBRN or hazmat incident. With its unique focus on CBRN and hazmats, this book is essential reading for all personnel charged with protecting lives and property at large public events.

Fire Protection

Systems and Response

Author: Robert Burke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203484999

Category: House & Home

Page: 312

View: 9607

The modern definition of firefighter no longer means “putting the wet stuff on the red stuff.” Emergency responders answer incidents ranging from fire alarm activations to elevator rescues and medical emergencies more often than full-blown fires. Consequently, responders increasingly interface with a wide array of building systems. Underscoring the changing role of firefighters, Fire Protection: Systems and Response presents the basic knowledge of the inner workings of fire safety/fire protection systems and related equipment in buildings. The author provides a straightforward overview of the functions and benefits of these systems and how they can assist with fire suppression, code enforcement, alarm response, and elevator rescue. The book’s comprehensive discussion of elevators, fire command centers, emergency generators and lighting, and HVAC systems sets it apart from other fire protection books currently available. The topics covered prepare emergency response personnel for the challenges they face working with fire protection systems, fire alarm systems, and elevators. Logically organized, clearly written, and covering all systems in a single text, this presentation of information streamlines fire service interaction with building features and fire protection systems. Providing an understanding of how systems are designed and installed, the book is also a reference for troubleshooting fire protection problems in the field. The information not only gives responders an appreciationknowledge of how the systems work, but helps them use this knowledge to perform their job better.