Spec Rescue International courses are taught in a manner to be compliant with the body of information as outlined in NFPA 1670 and 1006 Guidelines. It is the responsibility of the Authority Having Jurisdiction ( AHJ ) of any organization or its members that attend courses to follow the FULL recommendations as outlined in these standards where pre-requisites are required prior to attending any course. It is also the responsibility of the AHJ to assure full compliance with these standards in regard to placing any of its members in the line of service in any technical rescue disciplines. The AHJ or any of its student members acknowledge that certain technical rescue standards encompass requirements beyond the scope of the course component and fully acknowledge that, while Spec Rescue International offers the course component, full standard compliance rests with the AHJ.
Hazardous materials classes are designed to comply with NFPA 472, 29CFR1910.120, all OSHA and JHACO requirements.
EDIT: Spec Rescue provides a wide range of training opportunities for your organization. Our training is unique in that we focus on not just the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to succeed but in our ‘hidden modules’ we focus on teamwork, team life cycles and team decision training.
Hazardous Materials Courses
HAZMAT Incident Awareness
This course is designed to meet the criteria set forth in 29CFR1910.120. The course goals are to give the student the ability to recognize chemical hazards in the workplace and react properly in the event of an emergency. Students will study chemical and physical properties, hazard classes, general safety, product identification and protective actions. Classroom style lecture including real life case studies and instructor experiences. Course requires 1 day (8 hours).
This course is designed to meet the criteria set forth in 29CFE1910.120 paragraph q and all NFPA 472 competencies for Operations level employees. The course goals are to give the student the ability to safely respond to a spill or release of a hazardous material using DEFENSIVE measures. Students will receive training equivalent to the Awareness level plus training in the following: hazard and risk assessment, personal protective equipment, control, containment and confinement techniques, basic decontamination and incident operations within an Incident Command System. Many hands on activities, case studies and group work. Course requires 2 days (16 hours) and student to instructor ratio of 10:1.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Team Training
A ten day, eighty-hour course designed to prepare personnel to serve on either a municipal or industrial Hazardous Materials Response Team at the technician level (dependent on locality having jurisdiction). This course meets all training requirements of OSHA 29CFR1910.120 paragraph q and all NFPA 472 competencies for technician level responders.Students will become familiar with the basic aspects of chemistry, research, risk assessment, site safety planning, and action planning. They will become familiar with detection and monitoring procedures utilizing a broad range of equipment and techniques. Students will demonstrate the ability to select and use a variety of personal protective equipment up to and including “level A” vapor tight suits. Each student will learn the procedures for emergency and technical decontamination. The class offers instruction in advanced tactical control techniques, while utilizing an incident command system. Student safety is stressed during all practical exercises.Pr-requisite: Hazardous Material Operations Level, Many hands on activities, case studies and group work. PPE and other specialty equipment may be required. Course requires 10 days (80 hours) and student to instructor ratio of 10:1.