Course Offering

Hazmat Victim Decon for EMS
Start Date:09/23/2017
End Date:09/23/2017
Facility:Marion County Ambulance Dist. Training Center
Legal studies:
Interpersonal perspectives:
Technical studies:3
Skill Development:5
Sponsor(s):Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
Description: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.