A SELECTION OF TRAINING TEXTBOOKS PUBLISHED BY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS, INC. PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES.
Above Ground Bulk Storage Tank Emergencies, 2nd ed (2018) by Michael S. Hildebrand, Gregory G. Noll and William T. Hand, Jones and Bartlett Learning.
This training book is designed for firefighters and Hazardous Materials Response Teams to meet the general requirements for handling above ground storage tank emergencies as described in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472 - Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2018). In addition, the textbook provides the knowledge competencies in Chapter 16 – Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians with a Flammable Liquids Bulk Storage Specialty. Key topics include storage tank construction features, firefighting foams, water supply and fire suppression tactics.
Propane Emergencies by Michael Hildebrand and Gregory Noll, 3rd edition (2017) Propane Education and Research Foundation, Washington, D.C. (2007). (302 pages).
This training textbook describes how to manage an emergency in transportation emergencies and at fixed facilities. It is supported by a 48-minute training video. Key topics include physical properties and characteristics of propane, non-bulk container features, bulk transportation design and construction, scenario-based tactical response guidelines, and product removal, transfer and up-righting.
Gasoline Tank Truck Emergencies, 4th edition (2016) by Michael S. Hildebrand, Gregory G. Noll and William T. Hand. Jones and Bartlett Learning, (62 pages).
This training textbook provides an overview of the MC/306 and DOT 406 cargo tank truck transporting gasoline/ethanol blends and fuel oils. The text covers tank truck construction and safety features and procedures and guidelines for safely responding to tank truck emergencies.
Intermodal Container Emergencies 2nd Edition (2017) by Michael S. Hildebrand, Gregory G. Noll and William T. Hand, Jones and Bartlett Learning (104 pages).
This training textbook is designed to provide public safety and industry emergency response personnel with the background information, general procedures and response guidelines to be followed when operating at incidents involving intermodal containers. Textbook information will assist the user in meeting the knowledge requirements outlined in NFPA 472, Chapter 14 - Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians with an Intermodal Tank Specialty. Key topics include intermodal container marking systems, intermodal freight containers, nonpressure intermodal containers, intermodal tank containers for gases, intermodal container operations, firefighting and leak control tactics, and product removal, transfer and up-righting operations.
Pipeline Emergencies, 3rd edition (2017), by Michael S. Hildebrand and Gregory G. Noll, National Association of State Fire Marshals (229 pages).
Pipeline Emergencies is designed to help fire service and industry emergency responders develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively manage a pipeline incident. It is based upon nationally recognized engineering practices, recommended operating practices, and training programs. Key topics include how pipelines operate, design and construction features, and scenario-based strategy and tactics.
Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, 4th edition (Revised 2018), by Gregory G. Noll and Michael S. Hildebrand, Jones and Bartlett, (622 pages).
This textbook has been updated and in print for over 30 years. It is the industry standard for firefighters, Hazardous Materials Response Teams, and law enforcement officers. The book is designed to train emergency responders how to safely respond and manage emergencies involving hazardous materials. The textbook meets the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association "NFPA 1072 - Standard for Competence of Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications  as well as "NFPA 472 - Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.