HAZMAT

1429: Hybrid Hazardous Materials Operations

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness-level training, and 1121 or 1152 or 1703, or documentation of SCBA training for non-fire service personnel.
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • This course, using traditional and web-based delivery methods, is designed to provide first responders the skills and knowledge needed to take appropriate initial actions at a hazardous materials spill or leak as well as weapons of mass destruction incident. Each student will be introduced to hazards and properties of hazardous materials, identification, incident management elements, strategic goals and tactical objectives, personal protective equipment, contamination and decontamination, incident specific strategies and tactics, and terroris, and other criminal activities.
  • This course consists of classroom lectures, activities, and hands-on practical skills. This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, Chapter 5 core competencies for operations level and 6.2 and 6.6 mission specific competencies required by NFPA 1001 for Firefighter I. Portions of the class will be completed online, under the guidance of an instructor providing supplemental instruction and the completion of skills. NOTE: The AHJ must ensure personnel receive the proper training on the type of PPE required to support the mission or task at hazardous materials incidents based on local procedures.
  • *If taught along with a hybrid Firefighter I program, students will receive a general SCFA training module as part of the class. In this case, the firefighting prerequisite will be waived.

2719: Hazardous Materials Tech Refresher

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Technician level training or equivalent
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • To maintain competencies for offensive response tactics, this course provides the hazardous materials technician with the required annual training. Topics include containment and confinement, decontamination exercises, Level-A dress-out, and use of instruments and HM scene management.

2723: Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Operations-level training or equivalent
  • Contact Hours: 40
  • This course is designed for emergency personnel who have response needs at the scene of a hazardous materials incident and meets the requirements in OSHA 1910.120 for technician level training. The program introduces each student to equipment and skills required for definitive offensive response tactics. Students must demonstrate operations level competencies and complete an evaluation on the first day of the program. During the course, students will also demonstrate proficiency in protective clothing, decontamination, spill and leak
  • control, air monitoring, and site safety and control. The course requires successful completion of practical and written skill assessments.

2726: Hazardous Materials Operations: Refresher

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Operations level training or equivalent
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • This course provides the annual training required to maintain competency at the operations level. Subjects include hazardous materials properties and hazards, identification, strategies and tactics, personal protective equipment, decontamination, and terrorism elements.

2727: Hazardous Materials Awareness Level

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • This traditionally delivered course is designed to provide untrained personnel with a basic understanding of hazardous materials. The course follows NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents competencies. This course provides the student with the knowledge needed to protect him, and others, at hazardous materials incidents. Subjects include introduction to hazardous materials, hazardous materials identification, managing the incident, personal protective clothing, terrorist, and other criminal activities. The traditional delivery method consists of lecture and classroom activities.

2728: Hazardous Materials Operations

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness-level training, 1121 or 1152 or 1703, or documentation of SCBA training for non-fire service personnel
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • This course, using traditional classroom delivery methods, is designed to provide first responders the skills and knowledge needed to take appropriate initial actions at a hazardous materials spill or leak as well as weapons of mass destruction incident. Each student will be introduced to hazards and properties of hazardous materials, identification, incident management elements, strategic goals and tactical objectives, personal protective equipment, contamination and decontamination, incident specific strategies and tactics, terrorist, and other criminal activities. This course consists of classroom lectures, activities, and hands-on practical skills. This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, Chapter 5 core competencies for operations level and 6.2 and 6.6 mission specific competencies required by NFPA 1001 for Firefighter I.
  • NOTE: The AHJ must ensure personnel receive the proper training on the type of PPE required to support the mission or task at hazardous materials incidents based on local procedures.

2736: Chlorine Response Specialist

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials (HM) Technician qualified or equivalent
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to address the associated physical and chemical hazards of chlorine and the offensive control tactics for HM teams dealing with a chlorine release. Students will learn, practice, and be evaluated on the application of chlorine control kits for 100 and 150-pound cylinders, one-ton cylinders, and rail cars.

2740: Risk Based Response Air Monitoring

  • Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Operations or Technician level training or equivalent
  • Contact Hours: 8
  • This course is designed for responders at Hazardous Materials Operations and Technician levels who may use air monitoring instruments for hazardous materials or fire incidents to monitor the quality of the air in their operating environment. The course introduces the principles of Risk Based Response (RBR). Classifying a material using the RBR criteria of flammable, corrosive, toxic and radioactive will assist the responder in evaluating proper PPE needs, establishing isolation/evacuation zones, and determining the severity of air contamination at the incident. The course includes five scenarios requiring an RBR approach to complete the assignments.