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FRTA 1095 - Hazardous Materials Operations

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: Hazardous Materials Operations is an introduction to hazardous materials intended to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to recognize, identify, and remain safe in potentially hazardous environments. The course will emphasize hazardous materials recognition, hazardous materials identification, effects of hazardous materials on people and the environment, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and safety precautions. This course must be completed to receive Minnesota Firefighter I certification.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Action Plans - Evaluation and Review
  2. Decontamination
  3. Information Gathering
  4. Introduction to Concept Implementation
  5. Introduction to Recognition and Identification
  6. Introduction to basic concepts of hazardous materials.
  7. Personal Protective Equipment
  8. Personal Safety
  9. Potential Course and Harm of the Incident
  10. Resources
  11. Site Management and Scene Setup
  12. Strategic Goals
  13. Tactical Operations
  14. Toxicology

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Recognize hazardous materials.
  2. Determine strategic goals
  3. Decontaminate personnel exposed to hazardous materials.
  4. Setup a scene.
  5. Identify hazardous materials.
  6. Gather information on hazardous materials.
  7. Explain the effects of hazardous materials on people and the environment.
  8. Explain safety precautions to avoid an exposure.
  9. Assess tactical options.

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