NFPA 472 - Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents

Develop quick assessment, decision and safety skills to respond to a dangerous goods incident.two people being suited up in yellow HazMat suits
 
This NFPA professional standard has four levels - each is explained in a tile below.
 
You have a choice of where and how to take each level:
  • all 4 are offered at ETC as scheduled or corporate training can be arranged
  • the Awareness level can be taken online
  • the Awareness and Operations levels can be hosted by you at your location
 
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Dangerous Goods First Responder Awareness Level
FFTS-S900a

Dangerous Goods First Responder Awareness Level FFTS-S900a

Course ID: #FFTS-S900a
Course description: You will learn to:
  • identify situations where dangerous goods are present through facility and transportation scenarios
  • protect yourself and others
  • control access to the scene when given examples of facility and transportation dangerous goods incidents
  • identify dangerous goods by name, UN/NA identification number, or type placard applied
  • to determine the fire, explosion and health hazard information for each material in a given scenario by using the current edition of the North American Emergency Response Guidebook
  • identify the appropriate initial notifications and how to make them consistent with local emergency response plans or the organization's standard operating procedures.
Textbooks: 
  • IFSTA. (2013). Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th ed. Stillwater, OK: Fire Protections Publication
  • current edition of the North American Emergency Response Guidebook
Evaluation: proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of the Fire Commissioner's website.
Cost: $195
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Dangerous Goods First Responder-Operations Level
FFTS-S1200

Dangerous Goods First Responder-Operations Level FFTS-S1200

Course ID: #FFTS-S1200
Course description: Student will learn to identify the general shapes of typical dangerous goods containers. Given three examples each of liquid, gas and solid dangerous goods, collect hazard and response information using material safety data sheets (MSDS), CHEMTREC/CANUTED/SETIQ and contacts with the shipper/manufacturer. You will learn to:
  • predict the likely behaviour of a material and its container given an incident involving a single dangerous good
  • estimate the potential harm within the endangered area at a dangerous good incident
  • describe the first responders' response objective for each problem when given scenarios involving facility or transportation dangerous goods incidents
  • establish and enforce scene control, including control zones, emergency decontamination and communications
  • initiate the incident management system (IMS) specified in the local emergency response plan and standard operating procedures
  • demonstrate the ability to use personal protective equipment; and perform defensive control actions set out in the plan
  • evaluate the status of the defensive actions they take to accomplish established response objectives
  • communicate the status of the planned response to the incident commander and other response personnel.
Pre-requisite: #FFTS-S900a
Textbook: IFSTA. (2013). Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th ed. Stillwater, OK: Fire Protections Publications.
Evaluation: practical evaluation & proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of the Fire Commissioner's website.
Cost: $730
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Other courses of interest:
  • Further levels of dangerous goods
 

Dangerous Goods First Responder-Technician Level
1-DGTC

Dangerous Goods First Responder-Technician Level 1-DGTC

Course ID: #1-DGTC
Course description: Student who respond to dangerous goods releases or potential releases of dangerous goods, this course is for you. A large part of the course deals with scenarios and hands-on practical application. You will be expected to use specialized chemical protective clothing and specialized control equipment.You will learn to:
  • respond to and mitigate dangerous goods releases and potential releases
  • analyze the incident, collect and interpret hazard and response information
  • describe the condition of the container and predict the behavoiur of containers
  • plan the response
  • select and use PPC
  • develop appropriate decontamination procedures, and implement the response
Pre-requisite:# FFTS-S1200
Textbook: Jones & Bartlett, Hazardous Materials, Managing the Incident 4th Edition
Evaluation: practical evaluation & proctored written exam
Certification: Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of the Fire Commissioner's website.
Cost: $1,470
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Other courses of interest:
  • Further levels of dangerous goods
 

Dangerous Goods First Responder-Incident Commander Level
1-DGCOM

Dangerous Goods First Responder-Incident Commander Level 1-DGCOM

Course ID: #1-DGCOM
Course description: Student who are responsible for directing and coordinating all activities at a dangerous goods incident, this course is for you. You will be expected to wear breathing apparatus and specialized chemical protective clothing. You will learn to:
  • identify types of hazards and response data
  • estimate outcomes
  • plan and implement the response
  • evaluate progress
  • report and document the incident and conduct incident critiques
Pre-requisite: #FFTS-S1200 or experience as an incident commander or attendance at a recognized incident command course such as our previous Firefighting Strategy and Tactics - Command (Theoretical)
Textbook: Jones & Bartlett, Hazardous Materials, Managing the Incident 4th Edition
Evaluation: practical evaluation & proctored written exam
Cost: $670
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