Hazardous Materials Operations (Core Curriculum)

Instructional Hours: 36.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform hazardous materials first response. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident, plan an initial response, implement the response, and evaluate the progress of the actions taken.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include firefighter safety, regulations and standards, chemistry, recognition and identification, DOT guidebook, site management, container behavior, defensive control measures, personal protective equipment, decontamination, and terrorist and other criminal activity. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evaluations, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course satisfies the professional certification requirements for: Hazardous Materials Responder - Awareness and partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Hazardous Materials Responder - Core Operations, PPE and Product Control; Operations/Mass Decontamination; Operations/Monitoring and Sampling; and Operations/Victim Rescue and Recovery.

Prerequisites

MFRI Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 099), Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE-102), Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE-099), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE-103), Firefighter I (FIRE-101), or equivalent.

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