Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Hazardous Materials Technician : 80.00 Hours

Course Description

The goal of this 80-hour course is to prepare responders to operate as a local member of a regional hazardous materials response team within the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) event requiring a statewide response.  The course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician; to understand hazard and risk assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; and to develop action plans within the parameters of the State plan for statewide response to WMD events.


Syllabus

  Course Syllabus - Technician.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • hazardous materials
  • hazardous materials courses for first responders

Prerequisites:

IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.


If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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rockford Mon, Sep 20 2021 -
Fri, Sep 24 2021

Mon, Sep 27 2021 -
Fri, Oct 1 2021

champaign Mon, Oct 11 2021 -
Fri, Oct 15 2021

Mon, Oct 18 2021 -
Fri, Oct 22 2021

Applicable Credits

EMS CEU
Hours 24
 
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