Materials Field Guide
|Armando S. Bevelacqua,
Richard H. Stilp
Thoroughly updated for the second edition, the Hazardous
Materials Field Guide provides critical information for
emergency responders on the scene of an incident.
Whether the incident involves
hazardous materials, a clandestine laboratory, terrorism or a
confined space operation, this user-friendly resource includes
information that is consistent with the mission of all agencies.
In addition, new information on
NIMS, the movement to an international placard system, as well as
coverage of bioterrorism materials keeps the guide current with the
considerations facing emergency responders today.
Flow charts verify critical
procedure considerations that must be managed immediately, then set
the stage for support response when an incident requires interagency
Easy to reference, this guide
allows rapid identification of placards, labels, silhouettes, and
common commodities that move on roadways and railways. Medical
considerations are described throughout the text, identifying
potential needs of an affected community.
Hazardous Materials Field Guide Sample Page
- A NIMS chart, in addition to other helpful
flow charts, provides a visual for efficient organization,
response and command.
- Color is utilized for quick identification
outlined with HazMat and CBRNE response in mind
- Terrorism considerations incorporate
toxicity values for common nuclear, chemical, and biological
- Treatment cards describe specific treatment
that can be managed in the emergency field environment
Hazardous materials considerations
Incident management schematic
Incident zone schematic
Clandestine lab considerations
Confined space considerations
Terrorism (NBC) considerations
NBC chemical agent descriptions
Bulk and non bulk
Chemical Specific Information
Specific Treatment Modatlities
132 Pages -
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.
About the Authors:
Armando S. Bevelacqua is a
Lieutenant for the Orlando Fire Department and has been a HazMat
Team Leader and Paramedic for 23 years. He holds a BS in Fire Safety
He is also a member of the
Adjunct Faculty of the National Fire Academy, International
Association of Fire Fighters Instructor, and a Local Emergency
Planning Committee Member. He lectures widely on Hazmat topics.
Richard Stilp is the
Hazardous Material Chief for the Orlando Fire Department. He holds
the rank of district chief, is a certified paramedic and a licensed
RN. Mr. Stilp has a B.A. in Business and an M.A. in Management.
He is a hazardous materials
technician and certified hazardous materials instructor, as well as
an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy and the
International Association of Firefighters. Mr. Stilp teaches at
local colleges in both the paramedic and hazardous materials
disciplines and occasionally lectures on the conference circuit.
Hazardous Materials (HazMat) / Hazardous
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