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AHJ Authority Having Jurisdiction

Train EMS to levels of education

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ERG

Emergency Response Guidebook
Front is placards and containers/vessels
Back is numbers

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Placards

Diamond signs of substances being carried

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Labels

Smaller version of of placards placed on four sides of boxes

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CHEMTREC

Chemical Transportation Emergency Center operates 24 hour line

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MSDS

In depth information about hazardous material and provides basic information about chemical makeup of a substance potential hazards, appropriate first aid and other data

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Secondary Containment

Engineered method to control spilled or released product if main containment vessel fails

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Night and Day

Night is a longer isolation distance due to humidity and temperature

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Intermodal Tanks

Both shipping and storage vessels can be pressurized or nonpressurized substance

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Carboys

Glass plastic or steel container that holds 5-15 gallons

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MC 306 DOT 406

Carry flammable liquid tanker typically hauls flammable and combustible liquids

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MC 307 DOT 407

Carries chemicals flammable liquids, mild corrosives or Posions

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Tube Trailors

Carry gases

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Dry Bulk Cargo Tanks

Carry fertilizer, seeds and powders

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Hot zone

contamination zone
Have to wear right PPE

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Warm Zone

Surrounds hot zone
Decontamination corridor located in warm zone

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Cold Zone

Perform triage and where paramedics hang out

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Level A Ensemble

Provides greatest respiratory and skin protection from exposure t hazardous material with supplied air

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Level B Ensemble

When responder needs respiratory protection but the substance does not pose a lethal threat via skin absorption still worn with mask

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Level C

Minimal splash protection

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Level D

Usually worn in cold zone with minimal protectikn

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Primary Contmination

Initial exposure

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Secondary Exposure

Exposure from one person to another

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Local Effect

Reddening of skin, localized pain, formation of blisters

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Systemic Effect

Damage to airway, mental status, heart

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Vapor Pressure

Pressure in a sealed container with a liquid

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Vapor density

Compares weight of gas to air of a substance

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Threshold Limit Value

Maximum concentration of a toxin someone can be exposed to for a 40 hour work week for 30 years

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Absorption

Large pads that hazardous materials team carries to soak up liquid and remove it from the patient

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Neutrilization

Use of chemical to change hazardous materials into less harmful substances

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Disposal

Result of process

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CAMEO

Computer Aided Management Of Emergency Operations

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Mass decontamination

Douse of large number of patients with copious amounts of water

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Decontamination corridor

Controlled area within warm Zone where decontamination takes place

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Technical Decontamination

Process used by responders to clean PPE, tools and equipment

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Corrosives

Chemicals that include both acids and bases

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Solvents

Substances capable of dissolving other substances
Require extensive decontamination

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Pesticides

Organophosphate
SLUDGEM
Salivation
Lacrimation
Urination
Defecation
GI activity
Emesis
Miosis

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Asphyxiants

Any gas that displaces oxygen from atmosphere (colorless odorless gases)
Carbon monoxide
Cyanide

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IDLH

Immediate danger to life and health