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COURSE NUMBER: FIRE161
COURSE TITLE:Hazardous Materials Operations
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3.0
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will train students to respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials and have the training to respond defensively without trying to stop their release.  Upon completion the student will be eligible for certification at the operations level through the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Office.  Practical evaluations included.  Prerequisite: FIRE160 or FIRE102
PREREQUISITES:
FIRE160
NOTES:

COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
At completion of this course the student will have an understanding of the laws, regulations, and standards involved in hazardous materials.  The student will also recognize the role operations play in a hazardous materials incident.
TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Introduction to Hazardous Materials Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Response Components
Health and Safety
Recognition and Identification
Information and Response Assistance
Monitoring
Personal Protective Equipment
Incident Assessment, Analysis, and Evaluation
Defensive Control Options
Control Zones and Decontamination
Incident Command System/Incident Management System
Termination
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Research paper will be done.  Students will be graded on class participation and practical evaluations as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Practical Evaluation 20%
Participation 5%
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REVISION:
Fall 2010

RECORD UPDATED:
2009-10-28 11:10:35