Hazardous Materials Technician (PER-272)
Organization(s): Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
Jan 13, 2019 — Jan 19, 2019
Hazardous Materials Technician (HMT) is a five-day course that prepares operations-level responders for Technician-level Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) certification. This 40-hour course, based on NFPA 472 standards, provides participants with HAZMAT-specific response knowledge and skills, enabling them to respond safely and effectively to a suspected incident at the hazardous materials technician level. Participants receive hands-on training in donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Levels A and B, containing leaks and drum over-packing, containing leaks in pressurized containers, and performing technical and mass decontamination. The HMT course culminates with performance of these offensive-level tasks in an activity in which the participants apply the knowledge and skills learned in a simulated HAZMAT environment. Graduates have the opportunity to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) exam for HAZMAT Technician certification through the Alabama Fire College.
Target Audience: The target audience for this course is operational-level responders with technician-level HAZMAT response duties, assignments or requirements in their jurisdiction.