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1

What is the definition of a Haz-mat?

Something with the ability to cause harm to humans, animals or the environment

2

What is a Level 1 hazmat?

Single pump to deal with limited risk to our crews.
e.g. small spills of fuel/oil (up to 100litres)

call to natural gas leak, carbon monoxide detector

mercury spill

3

What is Level 2 hazmat

Full hazmat attendance, 2 pumps, FRU, HMEPO

4

What is level 3 hazmat?

Full wet decon or safe undressing procedure required

5

What is level 4 hazmat?

incidents attracting special attendances, not necessarily large attendances

6

If crews have been committed prior to arrival of HMEPO what should crews do?

Stay under air until advice can be sought

7

What level should an incident be if persons are involved ?

Level 2

8

What does the term 'Toxic' mean

Substance that can cause death or illness

9

Explain Steps 123

ONE casualty and no logical explanation, treat as normal

TWO casualties and no logical explanation, approach with caution and consider all options

THREE casualties and no logical explanation, hold back do not approach. IC perform RA

10

Whose responsibility is it to decide if premises are safe to repopulate?

The owner or responsible person

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