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    I need recommendations for reading material for refreshing on Hazmat Tech skills.

    What books or reference materials do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WRFDTO
    I need recommendations for reading material for refreshing on Hazmat Tech skills.

    What books or reference materials do you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.
    We usually use the books that were given to us during our course to become Hazmat Techs. When I get home, I will go through my book case and see what all I have that deals with Hazmat.

    From doing a quick search, I have come up with a couple that look promising.

    "Fire Fighter's Handbook of Hazardous Materials, Seventh Edition"
    "CHEMISTRY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 4th ed"
    "STREET SMART HAZ MAT RESPONSE"
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    I would agree with the above. Also depending upon what you are looking for, just do some in station drills.

    Grab something out of the cabinet and research it- MSDS, CHRIS, DOT. Maybe run some tests on it. You already know what it is so you can be more certian that you did things right when you do tests and get the right answers, or it can be an eye opener that you did something wrong when you get the wrong answers. At least it is with a known product and minimal hazard. Pull out the meters and get to testing, pull out the test kits get some hands on.

    I find that I suck at books. I just get bored. So to make up for it I go hands on. Anyway that is what works for me.

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    As the research tech on our county's team, along with the above mentioned books, I would also recommend the:
    CHRIS Manual,
    Bureau of Explosives Emergency Action Plans
    Peremation tables for your suits.

    I encourage you to review what the information these books are giving you as far what the physical properties of any chemical is and how it will affect your mitigating the incident. I know that no one can remember everything about every chemical, but to keep in practice, I will look up the UN/NA number on a vehicle I see in our area to see what it is and what my recommendation would be to our team leader should we have to deal with it.
    If you have the capabilty of having a computer with you, I would suggest:

    CAMEO/Marplot/ALOHA
    WISER
    Chemical Reactivity Worksheet
    ASTDR
    BOE EAP on CD (should come with the books)

    Other than the BOE EAP's, everything else is free for down load or you can request a CD from the web sites.

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    Thanks for the replies....I appreciate it.

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    I'm too lazy to link it, but look up Delmar Learning. They have some excellent texts, Hawleys books, particularly those on monitoring are excellent.

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