Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Awareness
Columbia Fire Training Academy
Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, (2013 Edition), OSHA 29 CFR 1910. 120. Topics will include:First Responder Roles; Identifying Hazardous Materials; Determining Routes of Entry; Understanding Hazardous Materials Regulations and Definitions; Identifying Occupancy Types and Locations where you could find Hazardous Materials; Identifying Container Shapes, Placards, Labels, and Markings, and Colors that could identify Hazardous Materials; Understanding Written Resources such as Shipping Papers and Safety Data Sheets; Understand how to use the Emergency Response Guide (2012); Understanding how using your Senses can harm you; Understand how Monitoring and Detection Devices can help you identify hazardous Materials; and How to identify a Terrorist Attack and Illicit Laboratories. Successful completion will require a score of 70% or greater on the written exam. Successful completion of this course meets the prerequisite for the Missouri Division of Fire Safety certification testing. No pre-requisites.
Please Note: on 7/23/14 the POST control number was changed from 1030090941 to 723140607 to reflect new standards and course material updates.
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