FIRE 207 - Hazardous Materials Awareness And Operations
- Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and FIRE 100 FIRE majors only.
Students are introduced to initial response for Hazardous Material Incidents. Topics include: personal safety, NFPA standards, OSHA and EPA regulations, toxicology, Incident Command System, decontamination, chemical resources, initial response, assessment, goal systems, and tactical options for HAZ MAT incidents. Meets Basic Concepts and Awareness levels as provided by NFPA. The curriculum that will now be used is designed to Nationally certify individuals in Hazardous Materials Operations and Hazardous Materials Awareness. The students will complete a National examination issued by National Fire Protection Professional Qualifi cations Board (Pro Board) upon completion of this course. Students will need a grade of 70% in order to pass the Pro Board examination. Students who do not pass the exam may receive a passing grade in the course, but will need the Pro Board certification in order to enter the final semester of Pro Board certifi cation courses FIRE 280A (12 credits) and 280B (4 credits) for Firefighter I.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of FIRE 207, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate familiarity of basic chemistry of hazardous materials.
- Describe hazards associated with each class of hazardous materials.
- Identify hazardous materials.
- Define the role at a first responder.
- Operate safely and effectively at hazardous material incidents.
- Describe operation under Incident Command System.
- Demonstrate baseline knowledge of advanced operations to include tasks.
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