Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Hazardous Materials Technician : 80 Hours

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Course Description

The goal of this 80-hour course is to prepare responders to operate as a local member of a regional hazardous materials response team within the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) event requiring a statewide response.  The course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician; to understand hazard and risk assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; and to develop action plans within the parameters of the State plan for statewide response to WMD events.


This course is part of the following Program

  • hazardous materials

Prerequisites:

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

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

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact your regional representative or CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY .

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.

Upcoming Classes

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orland park Mon, May 14 2018 -
Fri, May 18 2018

Mon, May 21 2018 -
Fri, May 25 2018

champaign Mon, Sep 17 2018 -
Fri, Sep 21 2018

Mon, Sep 24 2018 -
Fri, Sep 28 2018

 
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