Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 211 - Hazardous Materials Incident Management

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 209

This course is designed to provide students with the information needed to identify hazardous materials products, containers, and emergencies. The information provided will allow students to understand important safety issues dealing with hazardous materials incident management, personal protective equipment selection, Incident Command System functions, site management, and hazard assessment/risk evaluation techniques.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 211, the student will be able to:

  • Define and explain key hazardous materials terms and principles.
  • List key legislative, regulatory, and voluntary standards that impact hazardous materials emergency planning and response operations.
  • Identify the components of the Hazardous Materials Management System.
  • Identify the physical and psychological stresses that can affect users of protective clothing.
  • Describe procedures for conducting pre- and post-entry medical monitoring for response personnel operating at a hazardous materials incident.
  • List the categories of participants at a hazardous materials incident.
  • Identify the key organizational elements of the Incident Command System.
  • Identify the duties and responsibilities of hazardous materials group functions with the Incident Command System.
  • Describe the Eight Step Process and its application as a tactical incident management tool for managing on-scene operations at a hazardous materials incident.
  • Describe the principles of recognition, identification, classification, and verification as they apply to hazardous materials emergencies.
  • Describe the concept of hazard assessment and risk evaluation.
  • Identify the four levels of personal protective equipment worn at hazardous materials incidents.
  • Identify and describe the hazardous materials branch functions required to manage information at a hazardous materials incident.
  • Identify steps for developing a plan of action for a hazardous materials incident.

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