This eight hour online component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to operate in a known or suspected contaminated environment. In this Computer based training (CBT) component, participants learn the essential requirements for safe operations in contaminated environments as described in Annex B, Concept of Operations (ConOps): US&R Operations in a Contaminated Environment, which is located in the National US&R Response System Operations Manual. Upon completion of the CBT component, participants will attend the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component for hands-on, skills-related training necessary for operating in contaminated environments.
This course is the prerequisite course that must be completed before students can attend the Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment - Instructor Led Training (ILT) course, which is four hours of face-to-face course taught over half a day. The Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment - Instructor Led Training (ILT) course code is 9G5420.
In order to complete this course, you must have:
- Internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
- A current web browser (i.e., Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Apple Safari, etc.) To prevent issues during your online class, be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version available.
- Current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash loaded on your computer.
TopicsModule 1 - Introduction to Task Force Operations in Contaminated Environments+Module 2 - Preparedness Phase+Module 3 - Deployment Phase+Module 4 - Demobilization and Return-to-Readiness Phases+Final Exam
- Search and Rescue Personnel
- State Urban Search and Rescue Personnel
- Structural Collapse Response Personnel
- Fire Department Responders
- Law Enforcement Personnel
- Emergency Medical Services Personnel
- County/State/Federal Responders
- National Guard and DOD Personnel
- Public Health and Health Care Workers
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
TEEX is the National Contract Training Provider for the FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) System and this course was developed under contract for US&R personnel. This course is hosted and provided at no cost to emergency responders in partnership with the TEEX National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) which is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).
This course is hosted and provided at no cost to emergency responders in partnership with the TEEX National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) which is a member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC).