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Hazardous Materials Operations

Hazardous Materials Operations

Objective: To provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform hazardous materials first response.

Learning Outcome: 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 Content: Major topics covered in the course include firefighter safety, regulations and standards, chemistry, recognition and identifications, the DOT guidebook, site management, container behavior, defensive control measures, personal protective equipment, and decontamination.

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, audio/visual material, practical exercises, quizzes, observations, written examination, and a final practical examination.