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Emergency Film Group's new training DVD tackles latest NFPA standards

Reveals the secrets and street smart solutions they've learned on the front lines of hazmat response

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By: HazMat Staff

The Emergency Film Group’s newest DVD training program, Risk-Based Response, examines key issues in the latest edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

The DVD has been technically reviewed for accuracy by industry experts, and also includes interviews with dozens of veteran Hazmat responders on the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

“With a combined 966 years of experience in hazmat response, [these veterans] have been involved in every kind of hazmat incident, including the Crescent City Disaster, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, Iraq, Afghanistan, plane crashes, pipeline ruptures, bombings, BLEVEs and drug labs,” states an announcement from the Massachusetts-based Emergency Film Group. “As influential instructors, widely-read authors and hazmat responders, they reveal the secrets and street smart solutions they've learned on the front lines of hazmat response.”

The first program, Risk-Based Response, discusses core and mission specific competencies at the Operations Level, as well as Technician, Specialist and Command Level competencies. It also examines special issues concerning weapons of mass destruction, shows how safety is managed at a hazmat incident, and describes how risk-based response applies to hazmat incidents.

Technical review for Risk-Based Response was carried out by a committee with extensive experience in the field of hazmat response. They review the work in process to insure that the program is technically accurate. The committee for Risk-Based Response includes Steve Hergenreter from the Fort Dodge Fire Department, Chief Robert Ingram from FDNY, Greg Noll of Hildebrand & Noll Associates, Glen Rudner from the Security and Emergency Response Training Center and Charles Wright, retired manager of hazmat training for Union Pacific.

Risk-Based Response includes a resource CD-ROM with PowerPoint, testing materials, a risk management case study and additional resources that will help instructors with a seminar presentation based on the film. This program will be useful for training new recruits or for hazmat team refresher training.   

Emergency Film Group creates authoritative and accurate training programs for emergency responders.  Winner of more than 140 awards in national and international competitions, the company addresses such timely topics as incident management, terrorism response, homeland security, and hazardous materials response. For more information, contact Emergency Film Group at 800.842.0999 or info@efilmgroup.com. More information about Risk-Based Response is available at efilmgroup.com/product.php/195.htm. 

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