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Protecting emergency responders, volume 2 : community views of safety and health risks and personal protection needs
LaTourrette, Tom, 1963-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, [2003]

Physical Description:
xxxii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Prepared for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health."

"MR-1646-NIOSH"--P. [4] of cover.
Introduction -- Overview of the emergency responder community -- Protecting firefighters -- Protecting emergency medical service responders -- Protecting law enforcement responders -- Protecting hazmat and anti-terrorism responders -- Systems-level protection issues -- Procurement and logistics -- Putting community views to work.
Reading Level:
1490 Lexile.
Format :


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RA645.5 .P76 2003 V.2 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical service responders play a critical role in protecting people and property in the event of fires, medical emergencies, terrorist acts, and numerous other emergencies. The authors examine the hazards that responders face and the personal protective technology needed to contend with those hazards. The findings are based on in-depth discussions with 190 members of the emergency responder community and are intended to help define the protective technology needs of responders and develop a comprehensive personal protective technology research agenda.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. iii
Prefacep. v
Figuresp. xiii
Tablesp. xv
Summaryp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxix
Acronymsp. xxxi
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Overview of the Emergency Responder Communityp. 11
Chapter 3 Protecting Firefightersp. 25
Chapter 4 Protecting Emergency Medical Service Respondersp. 43
Chapter 5 Protecting Law Enforcement Respondersp. 51
Chapter 6 Protecting Hazmat and Anti-Terrorism Respondersp. 59
Chapter 7 Systems-Level Protection Issuesp. 69
Chapter 8 Procurement and Logisticsp. 89
Chapter 9 Putting Community Views to Workp. 103
Appendix A Discussion Participantsp. 125
Appendix B Discussion Protocolp. 137
Referencesp. 139