This course, based on knowledge of basic chemistry, provides the emergency responder with the knowledge to respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. The function of the responder is to plug, patch, or stop the release of hazardous substances. Practical exercises and teamwork are included.
Upon conclusion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate competency in implementing the emergency response plan;know the classification, identification, and be able to verify known and unknown materials using field survey instruments and equipment; function within an assigned role in the incident command system; understand hazard and risk assessment techniques; perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations, implement decontamination procedures; understand termination procedures and understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior. This course meets NFPA 472, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and EPA 40 CFR Part 311.
The Hazardous Materials Technician certification exam is not offered during the duration of the course. Certification information can be found under the certification portion of the webpage.
Thursday, January 30 at 8:00am to 4:30pm
Fire and Emergency Training Institute
6868 Nicholson Drive