Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 209 - Hazardous Materials Technician (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 203,207, and CHEM 105

This course is one of the final courses in a series of courses that were developed to increase responders awareness and capabilities to respond to hazardous materials incidents. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 209, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze a hazardous material incident to determine the magnitude of the problem in terms of outcomes.
  • Plan a response within the capabilities of available personnel, personal protective equipment, and control equipment.
  • Implement the planned response to favorably change the outcomes consistent with the organizations standard operating procedures and safety considerations.
  • Evaluate the planned response by evaluating the effectiveness of the control functions.
  • Terminate the incident.
  • Understand what weapons of mass destruction/are and how to recognize them.
  • Describe monitoring, decontamination, and personal protective equipment that is effective against these agents.

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