This course provides to those who are or will be operating as a member of a fire department, law enforcement agency, EMS agency, emergency management agency, or other first responder agency, the basic skills needed to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: basic hazards and risk-assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; selecting and using proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder at the Operations level; performing basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; an understanding of the types of CBRNE and WMD events that may be presented to the first responder; and an understanding of the relevant standard operating guidelines and termination procedures.
This course is FEMA approved and may also eligible for certification with ProBoard. This course prepares local responders to operate as a team within the NIMS at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) WMD Event. Statewide WMD Response: Technician “A” and “B” are required to satisfy the Technician level of NFPA 472. Students are trained to meet the following performance requirements: know NIMS and Unified Command; know self protection measures and rescue and evacuation procedures for WMD. Students are trained to mitigate incidents involving hazardous materials. Students will show an understanding of monitoring, detection, and basic skills needed to evaluate and work at an incident such as, identifying basic hazard and risk assessment techniques; selecting and using proper personal protective equipment. Students will demonstrate an understanding of relevant standard operating guidelines and termination procedures for incidents involving the release of hazardous materials and/or CBRNE agents.