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HazMat Awareness and Operations

First Responders must be able to detect and identify hazardous materials when arriving on scene. This class teaches the skills required to recognize, asses, and defend against these sometimes invisible threats. Responders will be trained to defend people, property, and the environment while staying safe themselves.

Classes are held at Station 94, Snohomish County Fire District #19, 2720 212th St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.

Specific topics covered:

  • basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
  • selection and use of proper personal protective equipment
  • basic hazardous materials terminology
  • how to control, contain, and confine the hazard
  • decontamination procedures
  • standard operating procedures relating to hazardous materials
  • termination procedures
  • detecting and understanding Weapons of Mass Destruction

Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for certification as Awareness-Level and Operations-Level First Responder. Course meets the sections required for Awareness and Operations Level First Repsonder in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 2017 edition, professional qualifications standard.