Lots of interesting perspectives out there on the number and level of training needed to provide a single offensive entry at a HazMat emergency of an unknown product.
It ranges from 5 to 20 technicains depending on the situation and location. The question is what number of responders have to be on scene for a offensive tactic to take place safely and legally. This would be a response to an unknown product and a single entry to determine chemical and possibly to stop a small leak. DIGIT
[This message has been edited by Steve Hester (edited June 23, 1999).]
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06-23-1999, 05:48 PM #1Steve HesterFirehouse.com Guest
Minimum Offensive Response to HazMat Incidents
06-28-1999, 04:58 PM #2TEAM-1 Emergency ServicesFirehouse.com Guest
2 back up
1 Incident Commander
more if the chemical warrants but this is the min. by far.
you would want an equiopment person if number warrant.
TEAM-1 responds to 5-7 HazMat's per month in Ontario. We take over after Fire Responds and conducts Search and Rescue if required
07-04-1999, 11:56 AM #3deancjFirehouse.com Guest
OSHA 1910.120 requires a safety officer also.
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