Municipal Emergency Response

Target Population: This program is intended for first-responder personnel who will perform at the Operations Level at hazardous materials incidents. OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Recognize a hazardous incident. Evaluate the situation. Implement control of the situation. Unit 1: Recognition Chapter 1: Rights and Responsibilities – Major Contents OSHAct Emergency Planning and Incident Preparedness HAZWOPER Emergency Planning […]

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Target Population:

This program is intended for first-responder personnel who will perform at the Operations Level at hazardous materials incidents.

OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize a hazardous incident.
  • Evaluate the situation.
  • Implement control of the situation.

Unit 1: Recognition

Chapter 1: Rights and Responsibilities – Major Contents

  • OSHAct
  • Emergency Planning and Incident Preparedness
  • HAZWOPER
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to- Know Act

Chapter 2: Health Effects of Hazardous Materials – Major Contents

  • Health Problems in the Fire Service
  • How Chemicals Affect the Body
  • How Toxic Substances Enter the Body
  • Protective Measures

Chapter 3: Recognition of Hazardous Materials – Major Contents

  • Department of Transportation Hazard Classifications
  • Hazard Recognition Exercise
  • Six Clues for Detecting Hazardous Materials

Chapter 4: Sources of Information-Major Contents

  • Reference Books on Hazardous Materials
  • Resource Organizations

Chapter 5: Chemical Hazards-Major Contents

  • Basic Principles
  • Chemical and Physical Characteristics
  • The Fire Triangle
  • The Fire Tetrahedron
  • Radioactivity

Unit 2: Evaluation

Chapter 1: Monitoring – Major Contents

  • The Importance of Monitoring
  • Hazards that May Be Monitored
  • Measures of Concentration

Chapter 2: Surveillance – Major Contents

  • Elements of a Medical Surveillance Program
  • When to Provide Medical Surveillance
  • Types of Monitoring
  • Advantages and Limitations of Direct Read Instruments
  • Limitations of Medical Surveillance

Unit 3: Control

Chapter 1: Standard Operating Procedures-Major Contents

  • Importance of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Subjects Addressed by SOPs for Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • SOPs for Risk Assessment
  • Revising SOPs
  • Organizational Factors

Chapter 2: Respirators and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus-Major Contents

  • Use of Protective Breathing Apparatus Emergency Response
  • Factors in Selecting Protective Breathing for Apparatus
  • Types of Protective Breathing Apparatus
  • Care and Cleaning of protective Breathing Apparatus

Chapter 3: Personal Protective Equipment-Major Contents

  • Need for Specialized Protective Clothing
  • Applications, Use, and Limitations
  • Applications, Use, and Limitations
  • Protective Equipment Exercise
  • Levels of Personal Protective Equipment

Chapter 4: SCBA and Personal Protective Equipment Lab-Major Contents

  • PPE Inspection Checklist
  • Sample Doffing Procedures
  • Sample Donning Procedures
  • Performance Checklist

Chapter 5: Incident Management-Major Contents

  • Incident Command System
  • Initial Actions
  • Termination Procedures
  • Accident and Spill Report

Chapter 6: Decontamination-Major Contents

  • Need for Decontamination Procedures
  • Types and Effects of Contamination
  • Decontamination Methods
  • Hazards of Decontamination
  • Procedures for Decontamination
  • Decontamination Exercise

Chapter 7: Hazardous Material Control-Major Contents

  • Safety and General Consideration
  • Confinement of Hazardous Materials Releases
  • Confinement/Containment Exercise

Chapter 8: Hazardous Spill Exercise: Board Incident

  • Recognition
  • Control
  • Evaluation

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