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The Common Sense Approach to Hazardous Materials, Second Edition

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by Frank L. Fire, Sr., VP, Americhem, and Haz Mat Instructor

The updated and revised version of this very popular book on the basic approach to hazardous materials. The revision includes the HM-181 standards and new government regulations. Its focus is on the basic aspects of chemistry with regard to the specific fire theories and classes of hazardous materials that the responder is likely to face. Ideal for the emergency responder and those involved in departmental training programs or curriculum development. Chapter questions included.


  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The chemistry of hazardous materials
  • Chemical compounds
  • Covalent bonding
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Hydrocarbon derivatives
  • Fire & pyrolysis
  • Flammable & combustible liquids
  • Compressed gases
  • Combustible solids
  • Cryogenic gases
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Plastics
  • Corrosives
  • Unstable materials: organic peroxides and monomers
  • Toxicity
  • Radioactivity
  • Explosives
  • Water & air reactive materials
  • Glossary
  • Appendices
  • Index

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448 pages/Hardcover/1996
ISBN10 0-912212-11-X

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