CCOG for CEU 3499 Summer 2024

Course Number:
CEU 3499
Course Title:
Hazardous Materials First Responder 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.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able 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.