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Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of:

  • The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs
  • How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan
  • Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment
  • Mass and technical decontamination
  • Evidence preservation and sampling
  • Product control
  • Victim rescue and recovery
  • Air monitoring and sampling
  • Illicit laboratory incidents

Listen to a Podcast with Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations author Rob Schnepp to learn more about this training program!
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Chapter 1: Hazardous Materials Overview
Chapter 2: Hazardous Materials: Properties and Effects
Chapter 3: Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards
Chapter 4: Estimating Potential Harm and Planning A Response
Chapter 5: Implementing the Planned Response
Chapter 6: Terrorism
Chapter 7: Mission Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 8: Mission Specific Competencies: Technical Decontamination
Chapter 9: Mission Specific Competencies: Mass Decontamination
Chapter 10: Mission Specific Competencies: Evidence Preservation and Sampling
Chapter 11: Mission Specific Competencies: Product Control
Chapter 12: Mission Specific Competencies: Victim Rescue and Recovery
Chapter 13: Mission Specific Competencies: Response to Illicit Laboratories
Chapter 14: Mission Specific Competencies: Air Monitoring and Sampling


International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Rob Schnepp

Rob Schnepp has over 20 years of fire service experience, currently serving as the Assistant Chief of Special Operations for the Alameda County (CA) Fire Department. He is an instructor for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, providing hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction training internationally. Mr. Schnepp is a current member of the NFPA 472 Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel, and is a former hazardous materials team manager for California Task Force 4, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team.

With a variety of published works covering several fire service topics, including numerous articles in Fire Engineering Magazine, Mr. Schnepp is also an established author. He is a member of the Fire Engineering editorial advisory board and sits on the executive advisory board for the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

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  • "I really like the format of this text and, for those students who use J&B’s Fire Fighter I & II text, it is consistent with that. In addition, here are some items that I really liked:

    • The description of container and packaging is excellent and explains it better than other texts.
    • Great term definitions!!
    • The skill drills are something that has been needed in course work for quite sometime. 
    • Most importantly I really like the correlation to NFPA 472. This is excellent to ensure that the instructor is hitting all of the competencies required. 

    After I complete this Fire Fighter I course we are going to move into Hazmat Ops and I will make sure we use this text.  Very well done."

    Greg Hayes
    Hennepin Technical College
    Prior Lake, MN

$620.95

Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM

ISBN-13: 9780763771201 ISBN-10: 0763771201

Preparing for class is easy with the resources on this CD-ROM. Instructors can choose resources for the Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, and combined Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels. The CD-ROM includes the following resources:

  • Adaptable PowerPoint Presentations. Provides instructors with a powerful way to create presentations that are educational and engaging to their students. These slides can be modified and edited to meet instructors’ specific needs.
  • Detailed Lesson Plans. The lesson plans are keyed to the PowerPoint presentations with sample lectures, lesson quizzes, answers to all end-of-chapter student questions found in the text, and teaching strategies. Complete, ready-to-use lecture outlines include all of the topics covered in the text. The lecture outlines can be modified and customized to fit any course.
  • Electronic Test Bank. The test bank contains multiple-choice and scenario-based questions, and allows instructors to create tailor-made classroom tests and quizzes quickly and easily by selecting, editing, organizing, and printing a test along with an answer key, including page references to the text.
  • Skill Sheets: Provides instructors with a resource to track students’ skills and conduct skill proficiency exams.
  • Images and Table Bank. Instructors can use these graphics to incorporate more images into the PowerPoint presentations, make handouts, or enlarge a specific image for further discussion.


Only orders placed by qualified instructors will be honored. Orders containing this item will not be processed until instructor status is verified.

$53.95
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JBCourseManager

ISBN-13: 9780763777081

Combining our robust teaching and learning materials with an intuitive and customizable learning platform, JBCourseManager enables instructors to create an online course quickly and easily. The system allows instructors to readily complete the following tasks:

  • Customize preloaded content or easily import new content
  • Provide online testing
  • Offer discussion forums, real-time chat, group projects, and assignments
  • Organize course curricula and schedules
  • Track student progress, generate reports, and manage training and compliance activities

JBCourseManager is free to adopters of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations. Contact your sales specialist at 1-800-832-0034 for details today.

$473.95

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations: Skills and Drills DVD

ISBN-13: 9780763777029

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations: Skills and Drills DVD walks you through the most important hazardous materials skills responders need to know. Capturing more than 50 real-life scenes, this DVD series will teach students how to successfully perform each skill and offers helpful information, tips, and pointers designed to facilitate progression through practical examinations. This exciting DVD gives students the chance to witness responders in action and in "real" time.

$2394.95

Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations DVD Series

ISBN-13: 9780763742058 ISBN-10: 0763742058

The Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations DVD Series takes a detailed look at the awareness and operations level knowledge objectives responders need to know. This dynamic series will assist hazardous materials students and experienced responders with the proper knowledge to managing hazardous materials incidents.
These DVDs offer in-depth coverage of:

  • Personal Protective Equipment- 15 Minutes
  • Incident Command- 12 Minutes
  • Confinement and Containment- 15 Minutes
  • Medical Surveillance- 10 Minutes
  • Chemical, Radiation Hazard, and Pesticide Recognition- 10 Minutes
  • Toxicology- 15 Minutes
  • Terrorism- 10 Minutes
  • Decontamination- 15 Minutes
$64.95

Student Workbook

ISBN-13: 9780763771218

This Student Workbook contains exercises to reinforce what you will learn in both the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations textbook and in the classroom. The exercises cover the 2008 edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, and are designed to encourage critical thinking and aid comprehension through a variety of exercises for each chapter, including:

  • Multiple Choice: Numerous multiple-choice questions prepare you for exams.
  • Fire Alarms: Scenarios help you develop your decision-making skills by describing emergencies and challenging you to come up with solutions.
  • Skill Drills: Test your skills with photo jumbles and caption fill-ins. Place photos in the correct order to test your knowledge of a skill and fill in the captions to ensure that you know all of the steps of the skill.
  • Labeling: Cement your mastery of difficult concepts with illustration labeling activities.
  • Word Fun: Quiz your knowledge of terminology and spelling with these crossword puzzles.
  • And more: True/false, matching, short answer, and fill-in-the-blank!

Page references to the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations textbook are provided for every question in the Student Workbook.

This resource is available at no cost.

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This site has been specifically designed to complement Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and is regularly updated. Resources available include:

  • Chapter Pretests that prepare students for training. Each chapter has a pretest and provides instant results, feed-back on incorrect answers, and page references for further study.
  • Interactivities that allow students to reinforce their understanding of the most important concepts in each chapter.
  • Hot Term Explorer, a virtual dictionary, allowing students to review key terms, test their knowledge of key terms through quizzes and flashcards, and complete crossword puzzles.
$47.95

JBTest Prep: Hazardous Materials Success

ISBN-13: 9780763771225

JBTest Prep: Hazardous Materials Success is a dynamic program designed to prepare students to sit for Hazardous Materials certification examinations by including the same type of questions they will likely see on the actual examination.

It provides a series of self-study modules, organized by chapter, offering practice examinations and simulated certification examinations using multiple-choice questions. All questions are page referenced to Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations for remediation to help students hone their knowledge of the subject matter. Students can begin the task of studying for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification examinations by concentrating on those subject areas where they need the most help. Upon completion, students will feel confident and prepared to complete the final step in the certification process--passing the examination.

JBTest Prep: Hazardous Materials Success not only meets but exceeds the competencies as outlined in the 2008 edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

Start preparing for your Hazardous Materials certification today and purchase JBTest Prep: Hazardous Materials Success!

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Emergency Response Guidebook Training DVD

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Included in each copy of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) training DVD. The DVD was developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The companion training DVD is a guide to aid first responders in the use of the ERG in order to quickly identify the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in an accident, and to protect themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of an accident. Additional features of the ERG training DVD are:

  • ERG training module—Familiarizes students with the ERG, including how to use it.
  • Instructor’s edition—Provides a review section to reinforce key concepts covered in the DVD.
  • Interviewers—Hazardous Materials Responders provide real life experiences on the effectiveness of understanding the ERG.
  • Closed captions (CC)—Subtitles are available and can be turned on or off.
$161.95
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Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive

ISBN-13: 9780763791759

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive is a cutting-edge online training program that provides an exciting and engaging learning experience for Awareness and Operations level HazMat students. This course meets and exceeds the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II certification and satisfies the core competencies for operations level responders including the eight mission-specific responsibilities for first responders within the 2008 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Just like a printed review manual or study guide, this resource can be simply used as a virtual workbook to reinforce important concepts presented in the classroom. It can also be used as a full distance learning course in place of traditional lecture settings. No matter how you choose to utilize it, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive can enhance any HazMat training course.

Features and benefits include:

  • A simple, user-friendly interface to ensure that students do not waste time learning how to navigate through material.
  • In-depth reporting features for instructors
  • A safe and self-paced training environment that allows students to learn at their own pace
  • Full narration that may be disabled at any time
  • Anytime, anywhere access that provides total flexibility
  • Affordable access for even the most budget-conscious training sites

Please contact your Public Safety Specialist today at 1-800-832-0034 to learn how Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive can enhance your HazMat training programs.

$150.95

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Textbook and Student Workbook

Bundle ISBN: 9780763779368
This bundle includes the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Textbook and Student Workbook.
$178.95

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Textbook and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive

Bundle ISBN: 9780763799335
This bundle includes the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Textbook and access to Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Interactive.