2017 NFPA 1072 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Help ensure first responder personnel are qualified for the challenges of Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction emergency response with the JPRs in new NFPA 1072.

    Challenges at the scene of a hazardous materials incident put people, responders, and the environment at critical risk. Protect communities and fire service and emergency first responder personnel with first-time NFPA 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications. This important new Standard identifies the minimum job performance requirements (JPRs) for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction emergency response personnel.

    It's specifically designed for use in qualifying individuals through training and certification programs for responsibilities including response to and mitigation of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.

    NFPA 1072 identifies the minimum JPRs for personnel at the scene of a hazardous materials/WMD incident at the following levels:

    • Awareness
    • Operations
    • Operations mission-specific
    • Hazardous materials technician
    • Incident commander

    Essential for emergency responders, this Standard identifies the knowledge and skills necessary for today's response community.

    This first edition Standard is essential for fire service in general including local and private departments, industrial fire brigades dealing with hazardous materials, fire service training and education agencies, and accreditation and certification organizations. It's also an important resource for law enforcement and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and organizations. (60 pp., 2017)

  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1072 Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Units.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    3.4 Operations Level Responder Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Awareness
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Recognition and Identification.
    4.3 Initiate Protective Actions.
    4.4 Notification.
    Chapter 5 Operations
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Identify Potential Hazards.
    5.3 Identify Action Options.
    5.4 Action Plan Implementation.
    5.5 Emergency Decontamination.
    5.6 Progress Evaluation and Reporting.
    Chapter 6 Operations Mission-Specific
    6.1 General.
    6.2 Personal Protective Equipment.
    6.3 Mass Decontamination.
    6.4 Technical Decontamination.
    6.5 Evidence Preservation and Public Safety Sampling.
    6.6 Product Control.
    6.7 Detection, Monitoring, and Sampling.
    6.8 Victim Rescue and Recovery.
    6.9 Response to Illicit Laboratories.
    Chapter 7 Hazardous Materials Technician
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Analyze the Incident.
    7.3 Response Planning.
    7.4 Action Plan Implementation.
    7.5 Evaluating and Reporting Progress.
    7.6 Terminating the Incident.
    Chapter 8 Incident Commander
    8.1 General.
    8.2 Analyze the Incident.
    8.3 Plan the Response.
    8.4 Implement the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
    8.5 Evaluate Progress and Adjust IAP.
    8.6 Termination.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Explanation of the Professional Qualifications Standards and Concepts of JPRs
    Annex C An Overview of JPRs for Hazardous Materials/WMD Response Personnel
    Annex D National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
    Annex E Informational References
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