This course was developed to provide a web-based, cost effective alternative to previous awareness-level courses delivered in residence. This course focuses on training responders online to meet the requirements established in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, “Competencies for Awareness Level
Personnel,” (chapter 4) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies.
The course encompasses an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where WMD materials may have been used. This course provides the participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Explain awareness-level responder issues for application to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) events
Identify and define terms and concepts that are applicable to the prevention and deterrence of terrorist and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) incidents
Identify and describe hazardous materials, hazard classes, and response information while using the Emergecy Response Guide Book (ERG) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 Markings
Identify and describe selected chemical agents, including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sorrces, indicators of an attack, and physical characteristics
Identify and describe selected biological agents, including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sources, indicators of an attack, and physical characteristics
Identify and describe radiation health effects, terminology, detection equipment, radiological materials and sources, and weapons
Identify and describe explosives, including the characteristics and the effects of an explosion.
Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Medical Services
Public Safety Communications
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