Hazmat Victim Decon for EMS
Marion County Ambulance Dist. Training Center
Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
Participants will learn how to:
•Recognize and identify hazardous substances
•Implement a response plan utilizing the incident command system
•Establish a decontamination corridor
•Protect themselves by selecting proper personal protective equipment
•Triage, decontaminate, and treat victims
The course instructor will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for participants to train with, including boots, chemical-resistant suits, gloves, and sample respiratory protection. Participants are encouraged to bring with them the actual respiratory protection that they would be expected to wear.
Participants are also encouraged to dress in casual or athletic attire and should expect to experience mild exertion and thermal stress when performing practical exercises in PPE.
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