With the frequency and severity of hazardous materials emergencies rising, controlling and managing the risks of hazardous materials releases continually present new challenges for emergency responders. Hazardous Materials Operationsguides readers through operational decision making and is organized in a sequence that mirrors the logical progression of a hazardous materials response. Closely following the NFPA 472 standards, this comprehensive text covers the core Operations level competencies as well as the mission specific competencies required for Fire service and EMS personnel performing decontamination in the warm zone as well as law enforcement personnel operating at illicit laboratories and other HazMat crime scenes, and can be used for both initial and periodic recurrent training. This text utilizes key terms and review questions throughout, and is paired with a robust online supplements package in Resource Central. Features Include: Up-to-Date information following NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents A blend of foundational knowledge, Awareness level competencies, and core Operations level competencies, providing a more comprehensive approach to Hazardous Materials Operations Utilizes a mission-specific competency approach to impart a broader, attainable skill level for firefighters, EMS providers, and law enforcement personnel Current, relevant information included on clandestine drugs labs, industrial accidents, and uncontrolled waste sites, including safety topics Full Online Courseware available Full color art program Introduction, Key Terms, and End of Chapter Review Questions throughout to reinforce learning and retention of key concepts New ResourceCentral solution offering unique book-specific online resources for both students and instructors Visitwww.bradybooks.comfor& Other Titles of Interest: Weber, Pocket Reference for Hazardous Materials Response,(0-13-227347-0) Meyer, Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, 5thed.(0-13-504159-7) DeHaan, Kirk's Fire Investigation, 7thed. (0-13-508263-3) Gorbett, Fire Dynamics(0-13-507588-2)Weber, Chris R. is the author of 'Hazardous Materials Operations ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780132190275 and ISBN 0132190273.