Hazardous Materials Training

The Hazardous Materials Training programs provide participants with the necessary skills to work both offensively and defensively at the release of hazardous materials and/or Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). These courses provide hands-on, practical-oriented class in which students operate in different Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC) including Level A vapor protection, Level B splash protection, and Level C splash protection with Air Purifying Respirator during a variety of simulated hazardous materials/WMD incidents.The science, toxicology, health impacts, and incident driven objectives will all be presented in both a lecture and practical based environment.

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Students will practice the Five-Step and the Eight Step model for response. Practicals include the detection, classifying, and monitoring of liquids, vapors and radiation (live sources available), as well as the proper handling of their releases.  All these skills will take place while utilizing specialized detection and communication equipment to complete the incident objectives. Advanced offensive skills, development of Incident Action Plans, and the execution of strategic and tactical decisions will be performed while participating in scenarios.

Current offerings for Hazardous Materials programs include the following courses:

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness (non-OSFM course)

  • Hazardous Materials-First Responder Operations

  • Hazardous Materials Technician A (40-hour, valid until June 2019)

  • Hazardous Materials Technician B (40-hour, valid until June 2019)

  • Hazardous Materials Technician (80 hour)

  • Hazardous Materials Incident Command (16 hour)

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