I'm not sure what you mean by HazMat Rescue. If you mean who rescues a victim in a haz mat environment, it will most likely be a firefighter on the first alarm wearing turnouts and SCBA, EPA level D PPE. Rapid entry and emergency decon.
If you are refering to who is the RIT/RIC for a Level A or B entry team, we are part of a regional Haz Mat team and the team's SOP is to have its own RIT/RIC mad up of HM techs in equal or greated PPE. The HM team trains on self-rescue, emergency procedures and removal of stricken team members who have a failed suit or injury/illness prohbiting their removal. One area of weakness is rescue of victims in contaminated atmospheres of a confined space requiring level B PPE. Our new state-level Confined Space Rescue Tech (part of the state Technical Rescue Team program) covers those skills in a 5-day/40-plus hour class.
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