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Leslie Miller

Author and Editor of "Hazardous Materials Technician, 3rd Edition"

February 7, 2023

Leslie A. Miller is a native of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with honors from OSU. An editor with Fire Protection Publications since 2002, she has been a technical writer and editor for many fire service training manuals. She writes short fiction for a hobby and is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). An avid gardener, she blogs about gardening for wildlife at

IFSTA’s Hazardous Materials Technician, 3rd Edition, prepares emergency responders conducting technical, advanced, offensive operations during hazardous material incidents the ability to meet the Technician level certification requirements of NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, 2022 Edition. This manual adds to the techniques and principles learned in IFSTA’s Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 6th Edition. In addition to the NFPA 470 standard, this manual also addressed the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements found in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), paragraph (q), for emergency responders at the Technician Level.


Last Updated: 9 February 2023