FIRT 2345 - Hazardous Materials III
3 Credits (2 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) Mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to hazardous materials incidents. Hazardous Materials Technician Level Personnel are those who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents and use a risk based response process to analyze a problem involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), select and implement applicable decontamination procedures, control a release, use specialized protective clothing, and use specialized control equipment. Meets curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Hazardous Materials Technician Level. Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; FIRT 1345 , Completion of TCFP Basic Firefighter Certificate
1 - Analyze a hazardous materials accident/incident.
2 - Plan appropriate response.
3 - Determine precautions.
4 - Assess the necessity of evacuating an area.
5 - Establish safety zones and decontamination areas and evaluate the effectiveness of the response.