The goal of this 16-hour course is to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the National Incident Management System at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) WMD Event requiring state response that has resulted in the exposure to a hazardous material. During this course the students will: demonstrate the individual skills necessary to direct and coordinate all aspects of a hazardous materials incident; implement the incident management system; simulate an activation of the emergency response plan, and state and federal regional response plans; show knowledge and understanding of the importance of decontamination procedures; demonstrate an understanding of hazards associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing; analyze a hazardous materials incident, set objectives, identify potential action plans, evaluate the planned response, complete documentation, and complete the final termination requirements. This course is FEMA approved.
IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.
If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY
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