This course covers the history and purpose of air monitoring, properties of hazardous materials, toxicity of hazardous materials, detecting toxic gases, operations of combustible gas indicators, oxygen meter operations, use of colorimetric tubes, and laboratory instruments. Field exercises will be conducted using instruments and techniques learned. This course meets or exceeds the NFPA 472 chapter 6.7 Mission Specific Competencies Air Monitoring and Sampling standard for competence of responders to HazMat /WMD incidents for operations level personnel.
Number of Students:
One (1) Instructor and one (1) Technician
Who should Attend:
Personnel trained to the operations level who are assigned to implement air monitoring and sampling operations at a HazMat/WMD incident.
*Rural County Host:
If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding.
To receive full benefits from these courses, it is recommended that it be taught at an approved fire training facility. All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit.
”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”
- Plan the response
Plan air monitoring and sampling activites
- Describe air monitoring options at the operations level
- Implement the response
- Implement air monitoring options and sampling activities
- Field exercise using instruments and applying techniques
How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then you may click the link below “Request Course”.
This course can also be requested as a Pro-Board Certification class.
Proof of completion of training for all competencies at the Operations Level NFPA 472 Chapter 5 Core Competencies for Operational Level Responders and Chapter 6.2 Competencies for Operational Level Responders Assigned Mission Specific Responsibilities.
Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers:
Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments. Texas residents only.