Hazardous Materials 4000 series definitions

  1. Containment
    actions that keep hazardous materials inside its container
  2. Container
    a type of transport equipment, not including vehicles, that is:

    1. Of a permanent character and strong enough for repeated use

    2. Specifically designed to facilitate carrying goods by one or more modes of transport without intermediate reloading.

    3. Fitted with devices that permit handling, particularly its transfer from one transport mode to another.
  3. Decontamination (decon)
    The removal of hazardous material from people and equipment to the extent necessary to prevent spread to secondary contamination.
  4. Diking
    application of a barrier that prevents passage of a hazardous material to an area where it will cause more harm.
  5. Dilution
    To reduce a concentration of a material to the point where it is no longer harmful, normally accomplished through application of water by showers or hose streams.
  6. Diversion
    Controlled movement of a hazardous material to an area where it will cause less harm.
  7. Double-gloving
    Use of nitrile or exam gloves under an outer glove to reduce potential for hand contamination when removing protective clothing during decontamination process.
  8. Entry Point
    Identified and designated points where personal can enter hot and warm zones.
  9. Entry route
    Designated points or routes which personnel can safely approach the incident scene.
  10. EOC
    Emergency Operations Center
  11. Essential Environment
    Water for drinking, air for breathing, and land for growing food.
  12. Evacuation
    To remove citizens and/or emergency response personnel from an area, place or building, especially a building that is on fire or affected by hazardous materials.
  13. Explosive/flammable limits
    The range of concentration of a flammable gas or vapor (% by volume in air) in which explosion can occur upon ignition in a confined area. Range is expressed as LEL (lower explosive limit) and UEL (upper explosive limit)
  14. Flashpoint
    The minimum temperature at which a liquid gives off enough vapor at its surface such that the vapor will ignite and flash over in the presence of an ignition source, but will not continue to burn.
  15. HazMat 1-11
    Dispatch response determined by FCC personnel or requested by IC; calls for dispatch of engine 12, ladder 4, HM-44 plus four closest engines, two ladders, one medic unit, two Battalion chefs, two ISOs, Fire Chief, Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations, Assistant Chief of Emergency Operations and the Battalion Chief of Safety.
  16. HazMat Response
    Dispatched response to a confirmed HazMat event as determined by FCC based on the information recieved from the initial call or by the IC at the scene; calls for dispatch of the closest engine, Engine 12, Ladder 4, HM-44 and closest battalion chief.
  17. HazMat Single Company
    Dispatch response to a suspected HazMat event as determined by FCC personnel based on information received from the initial calls; calls for the dispatch of the closest engine.
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Hazardous Materials 4000 series definitions
Hazardous Materials Emergencey Response Definitions