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  1. Molten sulfur, PCBs (poly-chlorinated biphenyls), and hazardous waste belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials)."low risk" and can help officers

          

  2. After an incubation period of seven to seventeen days (with __________), symptoms such as a pox-like rash, raised bumps, fever, muscle rigidity, shivering, malaise, headaches, and vomiting occur.smallpox

          

  3. Always use caution when encountering aany person exposed to a meth lab.

          

  4. Meth labs can bebooby-trapped.

          

  5. Weaponized forms of __________ can be introduced to the body through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption. Symptoms include difficulty seeing, speaking, and swallowing and having double vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. These symptoms occur within 12 to 80 hours of exposure.evacuate

          

  6. During the on-scene debriefing process (of a hazardous materials incident), what advisements should officers give to all responders?the materials to which they have been exposed

    signs and symptoms of overexposure

    who to contact if they notice signs or symptoms of exposure

          

  7. Class 4 (of hazardous materials)flammable solids

          

  8. Bromine or calcium hypochlorite (bleach) belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).5

          

  9. Colors of placards and labels helpidentify a material's hazard classification.

          

  10. When a person inhales __________, symptoms begin 18-24 hours after exposure and include fever, chest tightness, cough, nausea, and joint pain. Severe respiratory distress and death can occur in 36-72 hours.isolates/evacuate

          

  11. Magnesium, sulfur, and calcium carbide belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).6

          

  12. The __________ purpose is to aid in the identification of materials, outline basic actions for first responders, recommend areas of protective action, and give responders an initial safety plan.ERG's

          

  13. First responders to a biological incident mayunknowingly become carriers and spread the agent before symptoms are present.

          

  14. What are the objectives for approaching a potential hazmat situation?Keep people away from the scene.

    Ensure that people are upwind and out of low-lying areas.

    Isolate the area without entering it.

          

  15. Class 1 (of hazardous materials)explosives

          

  16. It is critical that officers and the public stay clear from a vehicle or room if the indicators of adecontamination of a meth incident.

          

  17. Dangerous chemicals used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine can be found anywhere in athe red phosphorous method

    the one pot "Shake and Bake" method

    the "Nazi" (anhydrous ammonia) method

          

  18. Identify commonly found materials used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine.sent for medical evaluation.

          

  19. A meth lab can be as small as asoda bottle or as large as a warehouse.

          

  20. When an incident involves a meth lab, the officer shouldbe evacuated.

          

  21. Emergency responders should consider all explosives to beextreme hazards when they are involved in or near a fire

          

  22. One example of a facility document (which outlines the type of hazardous materials stored or manufactured on site) is the __________.ERG

          

  23. Examples of __________ WMD include nerve agents, such as sarin, and choking agents, such as chlorine.chemical

          

  24. When __________ is ingested, symptoms begin within a few hours; they include abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Within several days, sufferers experience severe dehydration, decreased urination, and decreased blood pressure.National Fire Protection Association

          

  25. The __________ has developed a standard facility marking system called the 704 system. Placed on structures or storage facilities' exteriors, the large, diamond-shaped symbol indicates products stored.ricin

          

  26. Chemical weapons are capable of causing mass casualties because a __________ amount of agent can be spread over a __________ area.small/large

          

  27. Symptoms of exposure to __________ agents (which are examples of __________ weapons) include respiratory distress, burning of the lungs and airways, choking, and coughing.vary widely depending on the degree of the contamination.

          

  28. Smell, touch, and taste are considered __________ identify a hazardous material."high risk" and should never be used to

          

  29. __________ exposure to chemicals (used in chemical suicide) can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat.high

          

  30. In each area of facility markings, a number from 0 to 4 indicates the material's relative hazard, in which a 4 indicates theMSDS

          

  31. Recommendations about protective action distances (for a hazmat incident) depend on theafter-action analysis

          

  32. When an incident involves a meth lab, the occupants shouldbe evacuated.

          

  33. Sight and sound are considered __________ identify a hazardous material."high risk" and should never be used to

          

  34. Use of chemical weapons can result in thethe destruction of food crops.

    the death of animals.

          

  35. __________ agents can be dispersed through food and water supplies by using aerosols, liquid droplets, solid dispersion (such as powder), and by using creatures such as fleas, ticks, or other insects to spread the agent.Smallpox

          

  36. Methamphetamine is manufactured by convertingpseudoephedrine or ephedrine through a simple chemical process.

          

  37. Class 3 (of hazardous materials)explosives

          

  38. At a hazardous materials incident, what should an officer advise other responders about?extreme hazards when they are involved in or near a fire

          

  39. Meth labs may produce strong chemical odors, likened torotten eggs or cat urine.

          

  40. Use caution when making contact withany person exposed to a meth lab.

          

  41. MSDS are required todisplayed in facilities where a hazardous substance is stored, manufactured, or used in the workplace.

          

  42. If an officer suspects a meth lab is present, he or she shouldbe evacuated.

          

  43. __________ suicide, also known as "detergent suicide", is a method of committing suicide by mixing two or more easily acquired chemicals, commonly an acid and a base.Mild

          

  44. A chemical suicide situation should follow therapid onset of symptoms, which can be present within minutes or hours.

          

  45. After an officer __________ the immediate danger area (of a potential hazmat incident), the next step is to __________ or protect people in the downwind hazard area or within the radius of the incident. This distance can be very large depending upon the type of materials and whether the material was spilled or involved in a fire.isolates/evacuate

          

  46. Meth labs may have surrounding areas ofcorrosive substances

          

  47. Awareness-level responders should avoid direct contact with people who present asignificant risk of secondary contamination, due to hazardous materials.

          

  48. Acetylene, hydrogen, and anhydrous ammonia belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).2

          

  49. During the __________ phase (in the termination process of a hazmat incident), officers provide information on operational strengths and weaknesses.protective clothing

          

  50. Class 6 (of hazardous materials)toxic materials and infectious substances

          

  51. Class 2 (of hazardous materials)explosives

          

  52. Acids, solvents, or other materials that may cause irreversible damage to human tissues belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).8

          

  53. According to the NFPA's 704 marking system, the color red indicates __________.place you at an unacceptable risk for exposure.

          

  54. Class 9 (of hazardous materials)miscellaneous dangerous goods

          

  55. According to the NFPA's 704 marking system, the color yellow indicates __________.reactivity

          

  56. An officer may be able to identify a material using the ERG by finding any one of the following: the __________ digit number on the placard or orange panel on the container, or by the __________ or __________ of the material on the shipping papers or packaging.four, name, number

          

  57. Locations where methamphetamine is manufactured are known as __________ labs; these are not scientific laboratories in the traditional sense.meth

          

  58. In the __________ phase (in the termination process of a hazmat incident), the agency's goal is to review any weaknesses and implement any additional or corrective training, as necessary.after-action analysis

          

  59. Symptoms to exposure of __________ agents (which are examples of __________ weapons) include blurred vision, uncontrolled twitching, convulsions, seizures, or respiratory distress."low risk" and can help officers

          

  60. Symptoms of __________ exposure to chemicals (used in chemical suicide) include headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, coughing, and difficulty breathing.high

          

  61. The __________ subsection (in the Public Safety section of the ERG) indicates when and if responders need specialized chemical protection.protective clothing

          

  62. What are some possible indicators of a biological agents?procedures for a hazmat response, including establishing a safe perimeter.

          

  63. Do not place anything in the patrol car prior tometh lab or suspected meth lab.

          

  64. The __________ subsection (in the Public Safety section of the ERG) identifies what officers must do immediately when called to a scene, such as activate agency emergency response plans and ensure help is on the way.notification

          

  65. __________ weapons contain living organisms and are unpredictable and uncontrollable when released.Smallpox

          

  66. A primary indicator of chemical exposure is therapid onset of symptoms, which can be present within minutes or hours.

          

  67. Resources that help an officer make sound decisions (regarding a hazardous materials response) include the agency's ERP and standard operating procedures (SOP), and the __________.ERG

          

  68. What are common methods used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine?bleach

    blenders

    cold tablets

    coffee filters

    red-tipped matches

    camp stove fuels

    lithium batteries

    two-liter bottles

    drain cleaner

    brake fluid

          

  69. The __________ section of the Emergency Response Guidebook contains information on notification, protective clothing, and evacuation.notification

          

  70. Fire creates the potential for an explosion or a(n) __________.the destruction of food crops.

    the death of animals.

          

  71. Ingredients used to produce methamphetamine aregases

          

  72. Symptoms of exposure to chemical suicide canvary widely depending on the degree of the contamination.

          

  73. The protective __________ distance is information (in the evacuation subsection of the ERG) that gives information about how far people should stay away from a spill.moderate

          

  74. DOT has established the United Nations/North American (UN/NA) __________- digit numbering system to identify materials.four

          

  75. __________ regulations mandate a structured termination process for hazmat incidents. The three steps are on-scene debriefing, incident critique, and after-action analysis.OSHA

          

  76. A key indicator of exposure to __________ agents is the delayed onset of symptoms. Symptoms may appear within a few hours, or may develop over a period of days."low risk" and can help officers

          

  77. Class 8 (of hazardous materials)oxidizers and organic peroxides

          

  78. The observation of "pre-cursors", or materials used, may be anindicator that a meth lab exists.

          

  79. indicators of a chemical suicide?vary widely depending on the degree of the contamination.

          

  80. If an officer suspects a meth lab is present, he or she should avoid making contact with thechemicals.

          

  81. An officer may be able to identify a material using the ERG by finding any one of the following: the __________ digit number on the placard or orange panel on the container, or by the __________ or __________ of the material on the shipping papers or packaging.chemicals.

          

  82. Use of chemical weapons can result inthe destruction of food crops.

    the death of animals.

          

  83. According to the NFPA's 704 marking system, the color blue indicates __________.health hazards

          

  84. Commercial vehicle operators are required to carry documents, commonly referred to asrotten eggs or cat urine.

          

  85. __________ is a highly toxic poison found in seeds of the castor bean plant. The primary routes of exposure to it are ingestion and inhalation.Ricin

          

  86. An officer should __________ a hazmat area if the incident is going to last for an extended period or could potentially cause a fire or explosion.botulinum toxin

          

  87. Medical waste and biological hazards belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).4

          

  88. Dynamite, black powder, and small arms ammunition belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).1

          

  89. If exposure to a hazardous material exceeds the acceptable published limits, the officer issent for medical evaluation.

          

  90. Do not allow anyone or anything to leave a potential hazmat area withoutdecontamination of a meth incident.

          

  91. Identifying a hazardous material through the human senses mayplace you at an unacceptable risk for exposure.

          

  92. __________ is a contagious infectious disease that can be transmitted by prolonged face-to-face contact with an infected person, direct contact with infected bodily fluids, and direct contact with infected objects such as clothes.Smallpox

          

  93. Class 5 (of hazardous materials)oxidizers and organic peroxides

          

  94. Nuclear waste, radioactive medical materials, and X-ray equipment belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).7

          

  95. Gasoline, diesel fuel, and acetone belong in Class __________ (of hazardous materials).3

          

  96. According to the NFPA's 704 marking system, the color white indicates __________.other (provides information on any special hazards of the material)

          

  97. Symptoms of __________ exposure to chemicals (used in chemical suicide) include severe respiratory irritation, severe eye irritation, convulsions, coma, and death.high

          

  98. Officers should not attempt to enter the area of achemical suicide incident.

          

  99. Officers should be aware of the toxic nature of discarded byproducts of therapid onset of symptoms, which can be present within minutes or hours.

          

  100. Which is NOT a subsection of the Emergency Response section in the ERG?rapid onset of symptoms, which can be present within minutes or hours.

          

  101. __________ is a naturally occurring bacterium. The primary routes of exposure to it are skin exposure and inhalation. If exposure occurs through the skin, symptoms include a rash and lesions that begin small but grow over a period of days. If it is inhaled, flu-like symptoms, such as respiratory distress, vomiting, and fever, occur several days after exposure.Anthrax

          

  102. Do not allow the removal of any items prior todecontamination of a meth incident.

          

  103. Class 7 (of hazardous materials)radioactive substances