||This Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations program is designed to meet the objectives for First Responder at the Awareness and Operational levels contained in NFPA 472.
Eight chapters from the second edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills will be used in this course. Hazardous Materials: Overview, Properties and Effects, Recognizing and Identifying the Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment, Scene Safety and Scene Control, Response Priorities and Actions, Decontamination Techniques and Terrorism Awareness. This course is a prerequisite for the Hazardous Materials Technician program. Students must achieve a minimum of 70% on the cognitive portion and skills for each level to qualify for the certification final.