2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

FSC 104 - Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

Description: Introduction to the major categories of hazardous materials. Includes detection, identification, scene management, basic training, equipment planning, strategy and tactics in the management of hazardous materials incidents. Preparation for Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence certification.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
1. The hazardous material problem
2. Recognizing and identifying hazardous materials
3. Flammable hazardous materials
4. Reactive hazardous materials
5. Toxic hazardous materials
6. Basic equipment and safety practices
7. Size-up, tactics and strategy
8. Scene management
9. Pre-emergency planning
Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify various hazardous materials and their potential dangers, including identification of placarding, labeling and shipping manifests. (1, 2)
2. Respond to and control flammable, reactive and toxic hazardous materials incidents. (3-5)
3. Use procedures necessary for effective size-up, tactical planning and scene management. (7, 8)
4. Identify systems for assessing possible intervention. (7)
5. Identify the three-tier concept of hazardous materials planning. (8)
6. Interpret the hazard and response information for a chosen chemical from the current edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). (2, 5, 6)
7. Remove a victim from a contaminated area, wash the victim, remove contaminated gear, and coordinate transporting the victim to a facility of higher care. (5-8)
8. Complete SCBA donning procedures within one minute. (6)
9. Match the type of control options for each response objective: absorption, damming, diking, dilution, diversion, retention, vapor dispersion, remote valve shut-off. (2, 6, 8)
10. Apply "Class B" firefighting foam(s) or vapor suppressing agent(s) on a spill or fire involving hazardous materials. (8, 9)
Required Assessment:
Pre- and Post-test