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National Resource Typing Glossary of Terms and Definitions
October 2004
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NIMS
Resource Typing Glossary

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Hazardous Material (HazMat)
Any material that is explosive, flammable, poisonous, corrosive, reactive, or radioactive, or any combi­nation thereof, and requires special care in handling because of the hazards it poses to public health, safety, and/or the environment.  Any hazardous substance under the Clean Water Act, or any element, compound, mixture, solution, or substance designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); any hazardous waste under the Resource Con­servation and Recovery Act (RCRA); any toxic pollutant listed under pretreatment provisions of the Clean Water Act; any hazardous pollutant under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act; or any imminent hazardous chemical substance for which the administrator has taken action under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 7. (Section 101[14] ourmeds.org CERCLA)

Hazardous Material Response Team
An organized group of individuals that is trained and equipped to perform work to control actual or potential leaks, spills, discharges, or releases of HazMat, requiring possible close approach to the material.  The team/equipment may include external or contracted resources.

Hazardous Materials Company
Any piece of equipment having the capabilities, personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment, and complement of personnel as specified in the Hazardous Materials Company types and minimum capa­bilities.  The personnel complement will include one member who is trained to a minimum level of assist­ant safety officer - HazMat.

Hazardous Materials Incident
Uncontrolled, unlicensed release of HazMat during storage or use from a fixed facility or during transport outside a fixed facility that may impact public health, safety, and/or the environment.

HazMat Task Force
A group of resources with common communications and a leader.  A HazMat Task Force may be preestablished and sent to an incident, or formed at the incident.

HazMat Trained and Equipped
To the level of training and equipment defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Helicopters, Firefighting (Helicopter or Copter)
An aircraft that depends principally on the lift generated by one or more rotors for its support in flight.  Capable of the delivery of firefighters, water, or chemical retardants (either a fixed tank or bucket system), and internal or external cargo.

Helitack Crew (Firefighting Crew)
A crew of firefighters specially trained and certified in the tactical and logistical use of helicopters for fire suppression.

Helitanker
A helicopter equipped with a fixed tank, Air Tanker Board certified, capable of delivering a minimum of 1,100 gallons of water, foam, or retardant (current model helicopter certified, Sikorsky S-64 Sky-Crane).

Helitanker (Firefighting Helicopter)
A helicopter equipped with a fixed tank, Air Tanker Board certified, and capable of delivering a minimum of 1,100 gallons of water, retardant, or foam.

High-Angle Rope Rescue (Rope Rescue; Technical Rock)
Rescue in which the load is predominately supported by the rope rescue system.

Hydraulic Excavator (Large Mass Excavation 13cy to 3cy Buckets)
Track undercarriage construction equipment used to excavate and load earth, blasted rock, sands, and other types of aggregate, also used to load or handle demolition materials.  Provides rapid excavation for construction and repair of runways, roads and trails, railroads, pipelines, waterways, and quarry opera­tions.  Larger hydraulic excavators may require some dismantling in meeting mobilization requirements.  Dismantled pieces usually require additional mobilization support.  Multiple accessories are available for varying tasks.

Hydraulic Excavator (Medium Mass Excavation 4cy to 1.75cy Buckets)
Track undercarriage construction equipment that is a track-mounted, hydraulic-controlled, excavating system used to excavate and load earth, blasted rock, sands, and other types of aggregate, also used to load or handle demolition materials.  Provides rapid excavation for construction and repair of runways, roads and trails, railroads, pipelines, waterways, and quarry operations.  Slightly smaller than the larger hydraulic excavator category, these usually do not require dismantling for mobilization requirements.  If dismantling is considered, it may require additional mobilization support.  Multiple accessories are avail­able for varying tasks.

Hydraulic Truck Cranes
Highly flexible and mobile self-propelled cranes that can be deployed with ease.  They usually do not require any setup or special mobilization consideration.  Depending on the actual lifting requirements, these cranes come in various sizes and capabilities.  Stabilizers include outrigger for stability.

Hyperspectral Imaging Support Team Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
A CAP Hyperspectral Imaging Support Team provides specialized ground support to analyze and interpret data provided by CAP ARCHER Hyperspectral Imaging systems.  ARCHER is an airborne reconnaissance asset that is only available through the CAP at the request of Federal, State, and local agencies being fielded in 2004.

 

NIMS
Resource Typing Glossary

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