Illinois Fire Service Institute


Anhydrous Ammonia Emergencies : 3-4 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

Course Description

In this class, first responders learn about ammonia characteristics, environmental concerns, associated health effects, EMS options, as well as public safety. Instructors also discuss responder safety and protection, including personal protection equipment (PPE) concerns and isolation or protect-in-place options. There is also a discussion on evacuation versus shelter in-place tactics. The class also covers Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) used with alarm scenarios, risk-benefit analysis and troubleshooting real life incidents with illustrations of “first-ins” and incident command responsibilities.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • agricultural
  • cornerstone
  • hazardous materials


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact DAVID NEWCOMB

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Applicable Credits

As of 11/21/2017


Some of the practical skills meet objectives OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.134 Respiratory Protection
OSHA 29CFR1910 1910.134(g)(4) i,ii,iii Respiratory Protection “Two In – two Out”


All practical skills meet objectives under NFPA Standard:
471   Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents
472   Professional Competence of Responders to  Hazardous Materials Incidents
1001 Firefighter Professional Qualifications - Basic

NIMS Compliant

Course is NIMS compliant

OSFM Certification

All practical skills are direct Certified Fire Fighter II or Certified Basic skill objectives

Upcoming Classes

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bismarck Thu, Nov 30 2017 -
Thu, Nov 30 2017

mt sterling Wed, Feb 21 2018 -
Wed, Feb 21 2018

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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