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The dispatch center should include what information in its report to first arriving engine companies responding to a hazardous materials call?

Material name and type

Amount and size of container

Problem (leak, spill, fire, etc.)

Dangerous properties of the material

Number of persons injured or exposed

1

What additional information should be relayed to responding units after dispatch?

The safest approach and/or best access to the incident

2

The first arriving officer will establish command and begin size-up. Command should also consider _________ whenever possible for other units.

Level 2 staging

3

What materials can be used to establish a safe distance for staging?

DOT guidebook

NFPA reference materials

NIOSH pocket guide

MSDS or shipping papers

4

The objective of the size-up is to identify the ______ and _______ of the immediate problem and to gather sufficient information to formulate a valid action plan.

Nature

Severity

5

Hazardous materials action plan must provide what five things?

Safety of all fire personnel

Evacuation of endangered area, if necessary

Control of situation

Stabilization of hazardous materials

Disposal or removal of hazardous materials

6

Hazardous materials incident has to initial zones associated with the scene, similar to fire. There are the _______ and the ______

Limited access zone

Evacuation zone

7

The limited access zone should be geographically described to all responding units, if possible identified by ________.

Yellow Fire line tape

8

The evacuation zone is the larger area surrounding the limited access zone in which a lesser degree of risk to personnel exists. All _______ should be removed from this area.

Civilians

9

When approaching a hazardous incident, slow down or stop to assess any visible activity taking place. Evaluate effects of _______, _______, and _______ of the situation

Wind

Typography

Location

10

The primary objective at hazardous material incident is to identify the _______ involved in a situation, and _______, before formulating a plan of action.

Materials involved

Hazards presented

11

What should you look for when trying to identify hazards?

Labels

Markers

DOT identification numbers

NFPA diamond

Shipping papers

Pre-plans

12

Hazmat emergencies are usually related to material _______ from the protective container or system and creating a hazard on the exterior.

Escaping

13

The LAZ is the area in which personnel are potentially in ______ from the hazardous condition.

Immediate danger

14

When toxic or irritant vapors are being carried downwind, it may be the most effective to _________.

Shelter in place, keep everyone indoors with windows and doors closed

15

The responsibility for safety of all potentially endangered citizens rests with whom?

Command

16

If a call comes from a person with particular knowledge of the hazardous situation, that person should be instructed to do what?

Meet and direct arriving units

17

The first arriving unit should do what things?

Establish command and begin size up

Avoid committing to a dangerous situation

Evaluate wind, topography, location of situation

Route incoming companies with a safe route

Consider level 2 staging

18

Hazardous materials incidents require _______ and ______ size up.

Cautious

Deliberate

19

In many cases, with hazardous materials what is the safest approach to these calls?

Evaluation by a hazardous materials team before committing

20

It may be necessary to select one method over another due to the unavailability of a particular resource or to adopt a "_______" to wait for need equipment or supplies.

Holding action

21

What sector will be established to control access to the LAZ?

Lobby sector

22

What is the definition of the evacuation zone?

The larger area surrounding the LAZ in which there is less risk to personnel

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