2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FIRT 1315 - Hazardous Materials I

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Study of the chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Topics include storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation. Student will be able to do the following after this course: recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), protect themselves, call for trained personnel and secure the scene. Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; completion of TCFP Basic Firefighter Certificate.
Course Outcomes
1 - Identify hazardous materials in various shipping and storage containers.
2 - Explain chemical characteristics and how chemicals may react under certain conditions.
3 - Describe the most effective methods of hazard mitigation.