Hazardous Materials Awareness - Vermont Fire Academy
Location: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
When: December 15, 2018
Time: 0800 - 1600
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018
Course Minimum: 15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.
This entry-level class is designed for all personnel who may encounter a hazardous materials situation. The course learning objectives are based on the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 regulation and meet the NFPA 472 Standard on Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials / WMD Incidents. Students will receive an introduction to hazardous materials, be able to describe the process for analyzing an incident, and describe the procedure for implementing a response. Topics include detecting hazardous materials, informal detection methods, facility and transportation markings, DOT hazard classes and conditions, container identification, Safety Data Sheets and shipping papers, terrorism and hazardous materials, identifying hazardous materials, using the Emergency Response Guidebook, implementing the response, protective actions and scene safety, and notification procedures. This course is designed to meet the needs of Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Service providers, municipal officials, public works employees, others who may encounter hazardous materials in the course of their duties. Successful completion of a written exam is required for certification.