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    Default Basic Haz-Mat equipment needs

    I am a member of a Haz-Mat team, we are looking into what basic equipment a Haz-Mat team should have. If anyone has information available or a site that you can direct me to I would greatly appreciate the help.

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    Lt. Chris Murphy
    South King Fire & Rescue

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    Here are some off the top of my head:

    Standing Operating Guidelines
    Training (lots of training)
    4 gas moniitors
    Ph Paper
    Dugent plugs
    pipe wrap
    plug n' dike
    hydraulic or pneumatic pump for liquid transfers (we use are on a lot of saddle tanks)
    Various wrenches and sockets
    Tie down/ ratchet straps
    Reference Books and/or programs
    Spill control equipment (i.e. Pads, booms, absorbent material)
    Protective Clothing C, B, and A if you are doing technician work
    Boots
    Gloves (butyl, neoprene, nitrile etc..)
    SCBA
    Decon equipment and solutions
    Resource List
    Containment drums
    patch kits - Edwards and Cromwell are great
    Common sense
    More to come

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    -Sparkless tools
    -kiddie pools (work wonders for decon and are EXTREMELY cheap)
    -Mass Casualty tags
    -Incident Command vests
    -truck washing brushes (for decon of personnel in suits)
    -tarps (to make your decon line more private)
    -lots and LOTS of research books
    -backboards or litters (don't want to contaminate the ones in your rigs/buses)
    -hardhats or metro-style fire helmets (don't want to contaminate the ones your regular FFs wear. though thats just a suggestion)
    -collapsable command tents


    Just as an aside, what kind of HAZMAT team are you, Operational or Technician level?

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    Chlorine C kit???


    Im not a HAZMAT anything but I recently attended a class put on by these people and some fine people from AMTRAK, CSX, and Norfolk Southeren and LOVED IT. Wish I could find their website but here is one from a place they went.............

    http://www.sftm.org/safetytrain/safetytrain.html

    here is something else about it...... http://www.utlx.com/TA/SafetyTrain-1-3-2004.pdf
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    We are a tech level team which responds as part of a regional response. Chris

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