Flashcards in SOG Section 20 - HAZMAT Deck (23)
What shall be done upon arrival of an unsuspected hazmat?
Leave immediate area
Initiate a hazmat response
Conduct a risk/hazard assessment
Where should apparatus be placed/approach from?
Upwind, uphill when possible
Beyond ERG recommended evacuation distance (may change upon hazmat arrival)
Off the incident property in such a manner to restrict vehicle access to property (exception - large enough building that first officer may place on property while still maintaining safe distance)
Outside agencies to warm zone
What is the role of the first arriving apparatus to a hazmat incident?
Determine hot, warm and cold zones and relay over radio
Make all reasonable attempts to remove civilians from area
Control entry/exit of hot and warm zones
Gather information (what hazmat, injuries/number involved, actions taken, etc)
Utilize employees' expertise
Protect on-scene personnel by isolating or evacuating as required. Consider using transit, remote locations or neighbouring buildings
Request assistance beyond regular scope where required
What steps are to be taken if entry is to be made prior to Hazmat arrival?
Establish decon zone with charged 45, personnel in full gear and SCBA
Ensure location is suitable and run-off can be controlled
What is to be considered in a hazard/risk if rescue in hot zone is required?
-How great is the risk?
-How long will rescue take?
-What are victim's chances or survival?
What role shall the first arriving officer take at a HAZMAT call?
Hazmat Sector Officer until delegated to another officer
What are the roles of a HAZMAT Sector officer?
Confirm with IC regarding removing nonessential personnel from area
Appoint personnel as Research and Information Sector
Advise IC if protect in place is to be considered
Control size/location of zones and move as necessary
Determine hazards and risks
-Nature of HAZMAT (toxicity, flammability, reactivity)
-Quantity of HAMAT
-Containment system and stress applied to container
-Level of available resources
Attempt to identify all hazmats involved and hazardous conditions. When hazmat cannot be identify, deem worst case scenario
Designate entry and back-up teams when necessary
Coordinate with all other Sector officers
Ensure proper operation of decon
What roles does the Entry officer assume at a hazmat?
All entry into hot zone
Proper PPE selection and donning
Minimum teams of 2, entry and back-up established
Plan is in place and has been relayed to entry teams
Reports to HSO
Relays comm from entry teams to HSO and IC
Organizes and assigns all entry sector designated personnel
Over sees entry, backup, recon and RIT
Tracks on air time for entry team
Maintains a log for all entry sector personnel
Roles of Decon officer?
Reports to HSO
Organizes Decon sector personnel
Selection of Decon level
Ensured decon area properly prepared
Ensure decon properly performed
Ensure proper handling of contaminated items
Roles of Safety officer at HAZMAT?
Reports to HSO
Ensures zones established and communicated to onscene personnel
Ensures zone marking and control
Ensures id and analysis of involved products completed and communicated to HSO
Ensures a hazard/risk analysis is completed
Overall scene safety
Role of Research and Info sector at HAZMAT
Conduct any research required
Coordinate with 3rd parties (CANUTEC, etc)
Where is waste material to be collected after HAZMAT?
Over-Pack drum, sealed and left for third party clean-up
When should a Captain call for emergency/gross decon?
Any incident where personnel or occupants have been exposed to potentially harmful environments or contaminates
What shall be worn during the entire decon process by the personnel being deconed?
Where and how should personnel decontamination with a handline be performed if possible?
Grassy area, 45 on low pressure with wide fog
Where is SCBA and PPE removal performed after decon?
When should mass decon be implemented?
Upon recognition of any incident involving a large number of people potentially exposed
What agencies should be involved with mass decon?
Police, EMS and BFES Hazmat
What is of utmost consideration during mass decon regarding the affected public?
Respecting their dignity/privacy
What can be used as a decon shower if possible?
What are the three types of Decon?
What info shall be collected during a hazmat fire by first arriving personnel?