Hazardous Materials Operations
HM-102
Old Course Code: HMO

Instructional Hours: 24.00

ACE Code: HMO

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 identifications, 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, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.

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.

Certification:

  1. Upon successful completion, this course satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

    • Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Awareness

  2. Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

    • Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Operations