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A. Wear the appropriate clothing and protection for the job you are assigned to.
1. Work boots or heavy soled shoes.
2. Gloves
a. Rubber
b. Leather
3. Hard hat and eye protection.
4. Something reflective so you may be seen in low light situations.

B. Do not let personal features or items become a problem.
1. Jewelry should be removed.
2. Long hair should be confined.
3. Loose items of clothing should not be worn.

C. Select and use the appropriate tools for what you need to accomplish.
1. Use tools for jobs they were designed to do.
2. Follow the directions and/or training you received with the tools.
3. Never use broken or cracked tools.

D. Rescuer safety is the number one priority.
1. If you feel unsafe you probably are and should back off.
2. Always use the buddy system…no one should be alone.
3. Never exceed the limits of your training.
4. If you are uncomfortable with a tool or assignment tell the
Team Leader so that changes may be made.

E. Keep the affected area as clear and accessible as possible.
1. People without the proper protective items should be
moved to a safer location.
2. Have an adequate number of people assigned to crowd control.
3. Keep non- essential personnel out of the actual work areas.
4. Have support personnel ready to step in and help immediately.

F. Be willing to modify your response as the needs change.
1. A disaster is not static, so the response needs must remain fluid so that needs can be addressed without compromising the response already in progress.
2. If a situation becomes more dangerous be willing to move
back and limit access until the resources and situations
stabilize to a point that an active response may begin again.

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