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FS 215 Hazardous Materials Incident Management • 3 Cr.


How to manage a hazardous materials incident. Content meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in OSHA 1910.120q and educational competencies referenced in NFPA 472. Prerequisite: FS 100 and FS 111 and FS 115 and FS 119 or proof of completion of a Hazardous Materials Operations Certificate.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Recall basic elements of chemistry and their relationship to hazardous materials.
  • Identify agencies that need to be notifed in the case of a haz mat incident.
  • Recall local, state, federal laws that apply to the storage, transportation of hazardous materials
  • Articulate the importance of haz mat pre-planning.
  • Analyze facility occupancy, transportation documents, shape and size of containers, and Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Recognize physical state of substances and their potential hazards of reactivity as they relate to firefighter health and safety.
  • Given a haz mat scenario, establish command, call for appropriate resources, mitigate the operation to a controlled conclusion.
  • Identify all components of a post incident analysis.
  • Identify the eight stop process that is utilized during a haz mat incident.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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