This manual will assist local fire departments in identifying, acquiring, and maintaining the hazardous materials response equipment and trained personnel appropriate for their locale.
This manual offers guidance in the following areas:
- Determining actual hazmat response requirements;
- Establishing the goals and levels of expertise needed to meet those requirements;
- Estimating the costs and developing a budget to meet your goals; and
- Preparing response plans and standard operating procedures (SOP S) to include the entire local response community.