The Place and Role of HAZMAT Units with Respect to Increasing Public Safety in Hungary
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The basis of public safety is dependent on the assessment of risk of potential disasters. Furthermore, the term involves protecting and safeguarding people from disasters and other potential dangers or threats. The increasing importance of a nation’s preparedness is becoming more obvious in case of disasters, in order to protect the health and safety of citizens, properties, material assets, industrial facilities and the environment. This paper offers an outline review of hazardous materials related emergency response units’ (HAZMAT Units) role in the fields of prevention, control, communication, identification of hazard impacts, decontamination and recovery activities.