CCOG for FP 123 Summer 2024

Course Number:
FP 123
Course Title:
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
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Course Description

Designed 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 the Career Pathway Certificate: Fire Protection Technology  and can be used as an elective for the  Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology and addresses the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA )1072, 2017 edition,  Standard on Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Responders Professional Qualifications (and  NFPA 472, 2013 edition, Standard for competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents), Chapters 4, 5, and  Section 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6 of Chapter 6.  

This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at 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).   This course prepares students for the  IFSAC certification process.  

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.