FST4086 - MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
3 credit hours
Examines the regulator issues, hazard analysis, multi-agency contingency planning, response personnel and resources, agency policies, procedures and implementation, public education and emergency information systems, health and safety, command post dynamics, strategic and tactical considerations, recovery and termination procedures and program evaluation. The Incident Command System is applied to large scale hazardous materials emergencies. If student is not an active firefighter, must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain and apply local, state, and federal regulations concerning hazardous materials.
- Meaningfully participate in the process of planning, organizing, and training for response to hazardous materials/terrorist incidents.
- Interpret and act on departmental responsibility for hazardous materials response preparedness, incident prevention, and incident response.
- Identify and work with representatives of multiple services, levels of government, and organizations in an organized incident-management structure.
- Develop an incident command organizational structure for a hazardous materials response using the guidelines set forth in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).