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Lindsey Dugan

Curriculum Developer of "Hazardous Materials For First Responders, 6th Edition"

February 6, 2023

Lindsey Dugan started as a student worker at Fire Protection Publications in 2014. She became a full-time Instructional Developer in 2016. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from East Central University and a Master’s degree in Professional Writing from OSU. Because of these choices in universities, she is very used to the color orange. Lindsey currently lives in Stillwater with her partner and their Yorkie and two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, fencing, and other various hobbies.

The purpose of "Hazardous Materials For First Responders, 6th Edition" is to provide emergency response personnel with the information they need to take appropriate initial actions at hazardous materials spills or releases and WMD incidents. This manual is limited to giving detailed information about initial and primarily defensive operations. More advanced procedures require assistance from hazardous materials technicians who have specialized training. The scope of this manual is to train emergency response personnel to meet the Awareness, Operations, and Operations Mission-Specific job performance requirements (JPRs) in chapters 5, 7, and 9 of NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, 2022 Edition. It addresses the emergency response personnel’s responsibility to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and WMDs, secure the area, don personnel protection, and request the assistance of trained technicians and law enforcement personnel, when necessary. Additionally, it addresses the control of hazardous materials releases and WMDs using operations for which the responders have been trained.


Last Updated: 9 February 2023