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Hazardous Materials/Emergency Responder

FST 105W

Hazardous Materials/Emergency Responder

FST 105W

Course Description

A comprehensive study of the physical, chemical, and toxicological characteristics of hazardous materials needed to safely and productively address emergency situations that can occur with these substances. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills needed to perform effectively as emergency responder to a hazardous materials incident.

Objectives:

  • Describe the physical, chemical, and toxicolical properties of hazardous materials
  • Apply NFPA Standard for Professional Competence of responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Describe physical and chemical properties of compounds
  • Describe the flammability and combustion process
  • Identify various hazardous materials resources and computer programs, their use and limitations
  • Apply selected skills and knowledge to meet the prerequisites for FST205

Perform writing tasks to promote learning.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.