Written by a hazardous materials consultant with over 40 years of experience in emergency services, the five-volume Hazmatology: The Science of Hazardous Materials suggests a new approach dealing with the most common aspects of hazardous materials, containers, and the affected environment. It focuses on innovations in decontamination, monitoring instruments, and personal protective equipment in a scientific way, utilizing common sense, and takes a risk-benefit approach to hazardous material response. This set provides the reader with a hazardous materials "Tool Box" and a guide for learning which tools to use under what circumstances.
Volume Five, Hazmat Team Spotlight, covers hazardous materials teams across the United States. Levels of response vary between urban and rural areas, as do resources. This volume covers the history, vehicles, types of response, equipment, and resources, as well as procedures and innovations across different teams nationwide.
Presents geographical and historical background of departments and hazmat teams
Includes department organization and resources
Provides an exploration of selected, specific department case studies nationwide
Outlines basic operation procedures
Highlights resources, training, and hazmat exposures, both transportation and fixed