- Course Number:
- FP 123
- Course Title:
- Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
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Course DescriptionDesigned to prepare individuals to safely respond to hazardous materials emergencies. Individuals will learn to analyze an incident; detect the presence of hazardous materials; survey the scene; collect hazard information from the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook; implement actions consistent with standard operating procedures; initiate protective actions and initiate the notification process.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and fulfills the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA) 472 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.
This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students complete all training and education requirements for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level certification, per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472 and State certification requirements per Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration and practical application format. Other instructional methods including
guest speakers, demonstrations, simulations, and presentations may be employed.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discuss the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.
Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations,Quizzes, simulations, research papers, demonstrations, classroom presentation and participation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Students will learn to:
- Analyze hazardous materials incidents.
- Detect the presence of hazardous materials.
- Survey the hazardous materials incident from a safe location, identify container & material types.
- Collect hazard and response information.
- Initiate the notification process.
- Predict the behavior of a material and its container.
- Estimate the potential harm and level of risk.
- Determine response objectives and defensive options.
- Determine appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
- Implement a planned response, scene control, incident management system.
- Initiate protective actions, utilize PPE, and perform defensive controls.
- Evaluate and communicate the results of response actions.
- Terminate the incident.