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Hazmat Hotzone Rescues: The Gray Area

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session

A common-sense approach to first-in hazmat that is relatable to all levels as well as volunteer and career departments, this class explains when firefighters in structural gear can make a rescue in a hazmat hot zone and when they need to wait for the hazmat team. It dispels the go/no-go myths surrounding increasingly common hazmat incidents like chemical suicides and drug labs. Learn how to read the incidents and recalibrate the rules of thumb on when to fall back and when to move forward.

*Eligible for CEH/CAPCE Credit

Phil Ambrose, Battalion Chief - Glendale CA