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Hazardous Materials

Instructional Hours: 8

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to recognize a hazardous materials incident, take protective action, and request the appropriate response.

Instructional Hours: 24

Course Description:

The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Operations course is to provide entry level emergency responders with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 472.  Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively identify hazardous materials make the necessary notifications, perform scene isolation, public protection actions and defensive control measures at hazardous materials incidents.

The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations course is to provide entry level emergency responders with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 472. Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively identify hazardous materials make the necessary notifications, perform scene isolation, public protection actions and defensive control measures

Instructional Hours: 80

Course Description:

The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Technician course is to provide entry level emergency responders with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 472.  Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively identify hazardous materials make the necessary notifications, perform scene isolation, public protection actions and defensive control measures at hazardous materials incidents, identify chemical and physical properties, toxicology; recognition and identification of hazardous materials; laws, regulations, and standards, information resources; personal protective equipment; detection devices, hazard and risk assessment, and decontamination; drum handling, damage assessment and tactical considerations, and leak control; handling cylinder emergencies, drum sampling, and terminating the incident; and required documentation.

Illicit Drug Labs
A Safe Response for Public Safety Personnel
Course Duration: 8 hours (1 day).
Learning Objectives:
Given an 8-hour course on illicit drug labs, students will be able to describe illicit drug
lab incidents and the duties of an operations level responder assigned to respond to
illicit lab incidents as outlined in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472,
Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass
Destruction Incidents.

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