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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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FRTA 2096 - Hazardous Materials Technician

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course focuses on hazardous materials incident response. It is designed to provide public and private sector emergency response personnel with a logical, building-block system for managing hazardous materials emergencies. It begins at the point where first responders recognize that they are, in fact, dealing with a hazardous materials emergency event when the specific hazardous materials have not been identified.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): FRTA 1091 , FRTA 1092 , FRTA 1095  or equivalent state certification
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Process
  2. Site Management and Scene Setup
  3. Monitoring
  4. Chemical Assessment
  5. Personal Protective Equipment
  6. Decontamination
  7. Potential Course and Harm of the Incident
  8. Strategic Goals
  9. Tactical Operations
  10. Site Safety Plan
  11. Scene and Personal Safety
  12. Action Plans - Evaluation and Review

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

  1. assess tactical options.
  2. decontaminate personnel exposed to hazardous materials.
  3. describe the Eight Step Process and its application.
  4. determine an Incident Action Plan.
  5. explain how to terminate the incident.
  6. explain safety precautions required at the hazardous materials emergency scene.
  7. explain the Hazardous Materials Management System.
  8. identify hazardous materials.
  9. initiate and maintain Incident Command System (ICS).
  10. select and implement appropriate mitigation procedure for a variety of vessels.
  11. select appropriate personal protective equipment specific to incident.

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