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How to buy hazmat equipment (eBook)

Download this FireRescue1 hazmat equipment buying guide to learn key steps for product selection, purchasing and implementation

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Hazardous materials. For many, the term conjures images of large-scale incidents, even explosions, forcing mass evacuations. However, hazmat incidents can occur at much smaller scales and still be dangerous. Consider the common carbon monoxide leak to understand the dangers of an invisible, odorless gas.

It is essential that fire departments equip their teams with the best tools to match their level of training—Awareness, Operations, Technician—to safely handle incidents, whether stabilizing the scene or working in direct contact with hazardous substances. The right equipment in the right environment can mean the difference between life and death.

When considering hazmat training and equipment options, it’s crucial to understand the training levels, incident types, and PPE involved for any situation, as these factors will directly impact purchasing decisions. Additionally, consider the needs and equipment of neighboring departments and regional hazmat teams that can contribute to the efforts.

This FireRescue1 How-to-Buy Guide covers all these topics, highlights the vital role of hazmat equipment for any fire department, and offers best practices to guide your equipment-selection activities.

Included in this guide:

  • Key considerations before buying hazmat equipment, ensuring you understand your department’s specific needs and the capabilities of different systems.
  • Essential questions to ask vendors, enabling you to gather all necessary information for informed purchasing decisions.
  • A directory of hazmat equipment companies, providing a comprehensive list of reputable suppliers.

Download your free copy of the comprehensive “How to Buy Hazmat Equipment” guide from FireRescue1 by filling out the form today.