This is a discussion on Emergency Responders Guidebook within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Whilst there are numerous global scenarios which could see the balloon go up and the B.O.B getting pulled out the cupboard, there are thousands of ...
Whilst there are numerous global scenarios which could see the balloon go up and the B.O.B getting pulled out the cupboard, there are thousands of localised scenarios that could see your immediate area compromised.
The one scenario that we are probably all affected buy is a chemical release, hostile or friendly, from perhaps our own stock of chemicals, a nearby plant, a passing container truck, etc.
Knowledge is a fantastic prevention of accident and fatalities and the Emergency Responder Guidebook 2012 is an essential 'must-have' reference document for all known chemicals.
It contains identifiers for each known chemical, the emergency procedure for each chemical, cordon sizes for each chemical depending on type of leak or spill and many more useful bits of information.
If you can, grab one. If you can't, ask here if you happen to know of nearby risks and I'll type up the details.
To identify a chemical, look for one of these signs:
The bottom number in each sign is the UN identifier which you can reference the ERG with. You can also check on Wiki HERE and that will give you the chemical name but nothing else beyond that.
For example, in the right panel:
1088 is Acetal
Highly flammable, will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air
vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back
Most vapors are heavier than air and will spread along ground and collect in low areas (basements, etc)
Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers
Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard
Containers may explode when heated
Inhalation or contact with material may irritate or burn skin and eyes
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and toxic gases
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation
Runoff may cause pollution.
Large spill - 300m downwind
Fire - If vehicle, isolate for 800m in all directions, evacuate 800m in all directions
Handy stuff to have about.
Last edited by Kilm; 07-01-2014 at 01:48 PM.
Good to know. I'll be studying this. I just picked up a P-100 respirator and two changes of filters.
Life time member: DAV, AMVETS, School of hard knocks.
The squirrels are watching... >_>
Actually the simplest method to tell if you are to close to an event is the rule of thumb. Put your arm out towards the event. Stick up your thumb. If you can see any part of the event - like the bumper of the truck or rail car on either side of your thumb, you're too close
Thanks Sarge. Another great addition.
I really want one of these!Hidden Content