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 Course Title:   Hazardous Materials Awareness For Firefighters


 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    160

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to safely and effectively managing an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. Focuses on responding to and assessing the hazard, and making necessary notifications of hazardous materials spills. For personnel seeking Washington State Patrol or State Fire Marshal’s Office certification for Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous materials are present.
  2. Recognize the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency.
  3. Identify the hazardous materials if possible.
  4. Understand the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer’s emergency response plan including site security and control and the Emergency Response Guidebook.
  5. Realize and act on the need for additional resources.
  6. Make appropriate notifications to the communication center.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

Course Contents

  1. Awareness overview.
  2. Analyzing the incident.
  3. Hazardous materials.
  4. Additional resources.
  5. Communication center.
  6. Implementing the planned response.