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Hazardous Materials Technician, Second Edition Manual cover.

Hazardous Materials Technician, Second Edition meets the requirements of the new NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials / Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017, Chapter 7, Technician. This is the only textbook, the only training manual, with content to meet the new NFPA 1072 Professional Qualification Standard and to prepare for certification exams.

This manual follows the hazardous materials incident Analyzing, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating (APIE) model. The chapters of the book are in a logical sequence to make mastering the knowledge and skills apply directly to responding to a hazardous materials and/or weapons of mass destruction incident.

The new text includes 50 skill sheets with illustrated step-by-step directions for all skills required by NFPA 1072.

This manual is designed to prepare emergency responders to conduct advanced, technical, offensive operations at hazardous materials incidents.

All knowledge and skills technicians must know, from incident analysis to termination, are covered in depth. This includes hazmat chemistry; container identification, construction features and leak points; as well as product control and decontamination operations. Each chapter begins with a list of specific learning objectives and the correlating job performance requirements (JPRs) in NFPA 1072. The JPRs are indexed in Appendix A for students and instructors to locate the exact pages to locate the applicable content.

This new text also meets Technician Level requirements in OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER). NFPA 472 is referenced where appropriate.

Photos, tables, and graphics help students master important concepts. Key terms and definitions are highlighted, and Cautions and Warnings emphasize critical safety information. Most chapters include Case Studies, Information Boxes, and other additional text to illustrate important lessons learned at actual events.


  1. Introduction to Hazmat Technician

  2. Analyzing the Incident: Understanding How Matter Behaves

  3. Analyzing the Incident: Understanding Atomic Structure and the Chemistry of Hazardous Materials.

  4. Analyzing the Incident: Understanding Common Families and Special Hazards of Hazardous Materials/WMDs.

  5. Analyzing the Incident: Detection, Monitoring, and Sampling Procedures

  6. Analyzing the Incident: Detecting, Monitoring, and Sampling Hazardous Material

  7. Analyzing the Incident: Collecting and Interpreting Hazard and Response Information

  8. Analyzing the Incident: Assessing Container Condition, Predicting Behavior, and Estimating Outcomes

  9. Planning the Response: Developing Response Objectives

  10. Implementing and Evaluating the Action Plan: Incident Management.

  11. Implementing the Action Plan: Personal Protective Equipment.

  12. Implementing the Action Plan: Decontamination

  13. Implementing the Action Plan: Product Control

  14. Implementing the Action Plan: Incident Demobilization and Termination

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-626-8

Pages: 613

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-633-6

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Publication No. FR36450
Price $67 to $78