FIRE 1150 - HazMat Operational

Credits: 2

Course Description:

This course teaches the necessary skills to protect one's self, one's fellow responder, and the public from exposure in a hazardous materials incident. The course meets the requirements of the OSHA 1910.120 for the First Responder Operation level. Students will learn how to recognize and identify the presence of hazardous materials, the proper protective clothing to use, how to decontaminate properly, how to establish an Incident Command System, and the proper standard operating procedures to maintain safety at the incident scene. The course follows chapters 5 and 6 of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Incidents.





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