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Hazardous Materials/Emergency Operations

FST 205W

Hazardous Materials/Emergency Operations

FST 205W

Course Description

Prerequisite: FST 105. A comprehensive study of chemical transportation containers, emergency response equipment, and emergency response procedures needed to safely and productively address emergency situations that can occur with hazardous materials. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

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


  • Describe hazardous materials emergency response under OSHA 1910.120
  • Apply NFPA Standard for Professional Competence of responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
  • Able to preplan for incidents and identification of hazardous materials
  • Identify D.E.C.I.D.E. decision-making process
  • Identify various hazardous materials resources and computer programs, their use and limitations
  • Discuss the requirements for transportation of hazardous materials
  • Provide selected skills and knowledge to meet the proficiency requirements of technician level

Perform writing tasks to promote learning.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.