HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING

HAZMAT Technician 160hrs

160 contact hours, class size: minimum 15, maximum 30

This is a NFPA472 Hazardous Materials Technician 160-hour Course . In this training, students will fulfill the functions of HazMat technician in a variety of full-scale field scenarios. Students will learn among other topics, the chemistry of Hazmat, APIE System, Researching, plan development, meter review and monitoring procedures, mitigating different hazmat emergencies, and decontamination procedures. The scenarios include, making entries into hazardous materials scenes and determination of type of incident by observation, monitoring, and research. Students will set up full-size incident command and decontamination facilities, respond to simulated container and vehicle emergencies.

This course can be offered in many different ways. 160hr Hybrid (Online and Hands on portion), 160hr Traditional Classroom face to face method, 160hr “shift Oriented” method, and 160hr weekend classes/ night classes.

NOTE: Prerequisite: HazMat Operations Level

HAZTOX Medic 24hrs

24 contact hours, class size: minimum 10, no maximum.

The HazTox Medic Certification course offers a comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of contaminated, exposed, or toxic victims.  Upon completion, students will earn a 2 year certification which meets and exceeds the competencies set forth in NFPA 473.

The Haztox Medic Certification Course is Provided by HazTox™, and fully approved through ICFTA- HazTox™ by the Florida State Fire College.

The HazTox Medic Certification course will teach responders:

  • A basic understanding of the principles of toxicology.
  • Chemical and physical properties as they relate to toxic exposures.
  • Toxidromes relevant to EMS, HazMat, and WMD response.
  • Assessment and management of toxic exposures.
  • Assessment and management of WMD / chemical warfare agents.
  • Assessment and management of biological warfare agents
  • Integration into the Incident Management System
  • Responder safety, medical surveillance and incident rehab.

In addition to the training, responders will receive:

A waterproof HazTox™ chart.
A HazTox Medic Manual with over 3,000 chemicals adapted to the HazTox™ system.

BASIC / ADVANCE HYDROCARBON CHEMISTRY 36hrs

36 contact hours, class size: minimum 10, no maximum.

This curriculum was created by ICFTA to reinforce the HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Technician levels with the knowledge of Chemistry. Objectives are set to ensure the students master the hazmat related hydrocarbon world. Furthermore, students will be introduced to The Table of Elements, Chemical Bonding, Compounds, Chemical properties/ Chemical Changes/ Electron Arrangements, Chemical Reactions, Balancing of Reactions and Fire/ Hazmat strategies and tactics based on chemistry knowledge (i.e Reading Smoke)

A MUST TAKE!

HAZMAT OPERATIONAL REFRESHER

Meets NFPA 472 – OSHA 1910.120 – SERC

This course takes the student from the initial on scene arrival, preforming scene size up and proper operational actions to classroom tabletop scenarios that include the use of the Emergency Response Guide (ERG). Also covered is the proper way to remove firefighter protective clothing (bunker gear) in a systematic manner to minimize the potential for cross contamination after a hazmat fire / incident.

Note: This class can be customize to the end user to cover particular and unique circumstances in their area.

HAZMAT TECHNICIAN REFRESHER

Meets NFPA 472 – OSHA 1910.120 – SERC

This course allows the technician to demonstrate their ability to conduct incident modeling and chemical reference as well as demonstrating their ability to select, wear and operate in PPE while conducting air monitoring and leak mitigation.

AIR MONITORING STRATEGIES & TACTICS

Meets NFPA 472 – OSHA 1910.120 – SERC

The courses will benefit students with the knowledge of air monitoring detection by providing them with a better understanding of air monitoring strategies & detection capabilities through the use of latest technologies and advanced scenarios. Scenario-based breakout sessions will be incorporated into the course curriculum to address road haulers, rail and commercial/residential buildings.

OFFICER’S ACADEMY

Meets NFPA 472 – OSHA 1910.120 – SERC

This 3 hour course helps the first arriving units identify if something is a hazardous material and helps to set in motion the building blocks for a successful outcome. Topics discussed: Scene size up , Incident Command, Resources needed and Isolation & Evacuation

Note: This class can be customize to the end user to cover particular and unique circumstances in their area.

“CONNECTING THE DOTS, FROM CARBON MONOXIDE TO FENTANYL” 

(Classroom session 1.5 – 2hrs)

CONNECTING THE DOTS, is what every first responder wants and tries to achieve. From Carbon Monoxide to Natural Gas lines and the ever increasing Fentanyl / Heroin epidemic. Responders are finding themselves at an increasing dilemma as to recon, reference, PPE, air monitoring strategies and tactics. This class shows how critical thinking and effective operations lead to success from dispatch all the way through incident termination and helps them make those decisions.

“FROM METH LABS TO CHEMICAL SUICIDE. FROM FIRST DUE TO THE ER. ARE YOU READY?”

(Classroom session 1.5 – 2hrs) 

From Meth Labs to Chemical Suicide. From first due to the ER. Are you READY? These are the questions asked and answered in this classroom setting. Methamphetamine labs and chemical suicides are on the rise. Both involve extremely dangers chemicals not to mention the people involved. These incidents raise a new concern for not only the first arriving unit but also for emergency room staff, law enforcement and even the medical examiner. We will look into what precautions can be taken before, during and after the incident.

First Responder HAZMAT Awareness 24hrs

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First Responder HAZMAT Operations (FRO) 40hrs

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