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 Course Title:   Hazardous Materials Awareness For Public Safety

 Title Abbreviation:   HAZMAT AWARE/PUBLIC SAFE

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    162

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Provides the basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage the initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. Focuses on responding to and assessing the hazard involved, and making necessary notifications of hazardous material spills. For emergency pre-hospital care personnel, emergency communications officers, law enforcement officers, private industry employees, public works personnel, and Wildland firefighters.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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 the need for additional resources, and to 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. First Responder Roles.
  2. Laws and Regulations for First Responders.
  3. Hazardous Materials Properties.
  4. Hazardous Materials Hazards.
  5. Hazardous Materials Identification.
  6. Hazardous Materials Incident Isolation.
  7. Notifying Responsible Agencies of Hazardous Materials Emergencies.