FSCI 271 - Hazardous Materials

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the basic knowledge to recognize, identify, classify and evaluate the dangers posed by hazardous materials. Students will learn to control hazardous materials emergencies by using the incident management model. Topics covered include: site safety and control; responder roles within the incident management system; related standards, laws and regulations; evaluation of the properties of hazardous materials; container and environment evaluation; personal protective equipment; decontamination and termination procedures. This course prepares interested students for the Pennsylvania Voluntary Fire Service Hazardous Material Awareness (NFPA #472 Standard) Certification Exam, that is proctored at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy.