When harmful chemicals or gases leak, who makes sure they are contained and cleaned up safely? Hazardous material --or hazmat --teams. This exciting volume explains how these workers help keep people safe from life-threatening situations such as toxic chemical spills and nuclear accidents. A brief history of hazmat teams precedes a look at hazmat workers ' special training and credentials, responsibilities, and extensive safety gear. Plentiful captioned color photographs show hazmat workers in action. Text boxes highlight specific emergencies and facts, as well as tips for those who aspire to work on a hazmat team. Front matter includes word count, vocabulary, and "Before & After Reading Activities. " Back matter contains a time line, a glossary, "Show What You Know " text-based questions, Web sites to visit, and an index.
ISBN: 9781627176583 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Rourke Educational Media Page Count: 32 Trim Size: 7 1/2" x 10" Dewey Classification: 360.0 Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.8, Points: 0.5 Lexile: Level: 1000L
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