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USFA Hazardous Materials Guide for First Responders

Hazardous materials incidents are different from fire suppression or other usual emergency operations. The nature of the hazard requires different protective equipment, operational approaches, skills and attitudes. The rules are changed. Getting in and making a fast attack is not the order of the day. A slower methodical approach is called for, as well as […]

Industrial Chemicals as WMD

The National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO) has published an article on the use of industrial chemicals as WMDs.  A copy of this article may be downloaded below.

FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Business and Industry

A Step-by-Step Approach to Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery for Companies of All Sizes. A hurricane blasts through South Florida causing more than $25 billion in damages. A fire at a food processing plant results in 25 deaths, a company out of business and a small town devastated. A bombing in the World Trade Center […]