ASP231 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This class is for the hazardous materials responder that wants to take their skills to the next level through a non-certification scenario-based format. This week will challenge your past training at a technician or specialist level. Come prepared to use your leadership skills, diverse knowledge of chemicals, remediation skills, and decontamination techniques. Participants will use both cognitive and hands-on skills to successfully mitigate a series of hazardous materials scenarios. By the end of the course, participants will be able to identify hazards, incorporate air monitoring to develop the hot warm, and cold zones; demonstrate and explain the different types of decontamination processes; and describe the required medical management of patients involved in hazardous materials incident.

Prerequisites

Hazardous Materials Technician

Hazardous Materials Incident Command

Pro-Board certification preferred. 

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • For field exercise, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 2 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The PPE includes: safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, and safety-toed boots.
  • Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Recommended

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Topics

  • Air monitoring
  • Medical monitoring of responders
  • Patient management
  • Product transfer
  • Bonding and grounding
  • Flare techniques
  • Inland spill response
  • Containment (dam, dike, boom)
  • Vacuum truck usage

Suggested Audience

This class is for the Haz-Mat responder that wants to take their skills to the next level through a scenario-based class.  Come prepared to be challenged and leave with new tools for your toolbox. 

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system.

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each participant approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple participants, each participant up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

If you are using a standard Purchase Order, complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours.

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email annualschool@teex.tamu.edu.

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