Part IV: Responding to Explosion Incidents

This section is intended to provide a basic information concerning the response to an explosion incident. This section will not address all of the tasks that are normally completed when responding to a fire, hazardous materials, motor vehicle accident, or rescue situation. Those tasks, that are common to all emergencies such as size-up techniques, the establishment of an incident command system and command post,  mutual aid planning and response, and many others are already known by the company officer. What has been done is to provide some specifics that will be useful. Lastly, it should be noted that as with any emergency, the amount of response required will be based solely on the conditions found at the time of the incident.

As can be seen, the section is divided into two specific sections:




Completing this section in the order provided will enhance the participants in understanding explosions and the following sections.



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