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 the need to follow federal and state law.

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