Hazmat WMD Responders

This group provides a forum for Hazardous Materials / WMD first responders, technicians, specialists. Topics including standardized hazmat vehicle inventories, ICS Hazmat Team typing, SOG's, monitor choices and use, and Tech Ref links for starters...

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How to Handle a WMD / Hazmat Incident... "SCARIE PMS" by Michael Schlags

A more detailed accounting for how to deal with a Hazmat / WMD incident will be included on this site but for now, sans a lot of explanation, the below acronym SCARIE-PMS will pretty much get you through any incident. I've used it as a company commander for wildland incidents, MCI's, structure fires, hazmat incidents, etc.

If it's not simple, you won't remember it. So thinking about hazmat incidents for example, one could say that a hazmat incident is really scarie, specially at night... and always be safe... However you have to remember the acronym, trust me, it works. Nothing is worse that pulling up on scene and not having an immediate game plan.

S C A R I E - P M S

S - Size Up (1st on scene company officer relays all of this to the Battalion Chief)
C - Command (done right away, starts the incident command structure for escalating incidents)
A - Assistance (get help coming asap, you can always send them back
R - Rescue (worth the risk? candle to moth scenario? loser?)
I - Isolation (hot, warm and cold zones for mci, hazmat or WMD incidents)
E - Evacuation (or shelter in place)

P- Person Responsible (find someone who knows the building, the area, the chemicals, etc.)
M - Material Identification (what do you have? can it mix with water? what can go wrong?)
S - Stage incoming equipment and always be safe!

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Comment by IAN on March 21, 2009 at 5:37pm
Glad to know about this group, and for sure I'm going to enjoy it, I participate at Anniston, Alabama CDP many times, I was already exposed 4 times at Cobra TF, excelent course as well as the IRTB TtT at New Mexico Tech. I'm now working volunteer in one of the County Hazmat Teams as well in my fire department, glad to share information and tips, Blessings
Comment by Jukka Virlander aka Jack on January 16, 2009 at 8:18pm
Thanks Mike,that's one of my favorites.
Comment by Shawn on November 18, 2008 at 7:46am
thanks for the invite, Mike. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
Comment by Oscar Eduardo Reyes Salazar on November 3, 2008 at 7:39pm
tks for the invite
Comment by APRIL- THE FUTURE MEDIC08 on October 28, 2008 at 7:04pm
Comment by chuck on October 24, 2008 at 8:18pm
Thanks for the invite
Comment by steve on October 23, 2008 at 4:12pm
thanks for the invite bro.
Comment by Richard A. Bradley on October 18, 2008 at 7:09pm
Thanks for the invite
Comment by CaptJoeE6L6 on August 24, 2008 at 5:19pm
we as a Engine and Truck company go over these cituations constantly i love it
Comment by Marcko Osuna on August 23, 2008 at 9:21pm
Buenas noches Capitan .

Aqui en mi ciudad cada año recibimos entrenamiento en HazMat , contamos con 22 tecnicos en HazMat certificados por el estado de Arizona, entre los cuales me encuentro yo , su servidor, en el año 2005 participe en un entrenamiento llamado "WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION TRAINING PROJECT" fue un pequeño curso de 16 horas impartido por IAFF el cual se referia a "EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM:OPERATIONS A SAFE RESPONSE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PERSONNEL" el curso fue totalmente en ingles , en el cual tambien hablamos de la importancia de entrenar a los departamentos de bomberos de la frontera Mex-USA en lo que respecta a WMD , ya que de haber un atentado terrorista en algun cruce internacional seria un problema de dos naciones , y deberiamos estar preparados de la misma manera y de ser posible con los mismos recursos para responder a la emergencia que se llegara a presentar, Ya que los terroristas en su afan de atacar a USA no les importaria un poco de daño colateral.
Take Care , Marco.

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