SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 3:15:02 AMFIRE 77 Course Outline as of Fall 1998

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 77Title:  HAZMAT FOR PUBSAF  
Full Title:  Hazardous Materials for Public Safety
Last Reviewed:9/25/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE399.61

Catalog Description:
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A comprehensive study of Hazardous Materials, and emergency response to Haz Mat incidents.  Includes basic Haz Mat chemistry, regulation, toxicology, tactics and strategy of mitigation, decontamination, and scene management.  Students will receive a certificate in Incident Commander, and First Responder Operations Decon from CSTI.  This course is POST Certified.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A comprehensive study of Hazardous Materials and emergency response to Hazmat incidents.   Students will receive certificates in Incident Commander, and First Responder Operations Decon from CSTI. This course is POST Certified.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  List DOT Hazard Classifications.
2.  Interpret the placard and labeling systems.
3.  Identify basic physical & chemical properties of Hazard Classes.
4.  Define the need for scene isolation, stabilization and scene control.
5.  Identify various methods of chemical ID and incident mitigation
   relative to the danger of the chemicals.
6.  Identify methods or evacuation procedures.
7.  Identify health dangers of the chemical classes.
8.  Demonstrate principles of decontamination.
9.  Identify federal & state laws and regulatins.
10. List the recording and reporting systems associated with Hazmat.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction.
   A.  Define Hazmat as it pertains to an emergency response.
   B.  List agencies that are responsible for containment, and cleanup.
2.  Review of basic chemistry and physics.
   A.  List properties of commonly found hazardous materials that are
       transported by air, land, and sea.
3.  Special considerations.
   A.  Identify flammable and combustible liquids.
   B.  Identify compressed gases.
   C.  Identify flammable solids.
   D.  Identify oxidizing agents.
   E.  Identify significant poisons.
   F.  Identify radioactive materials.
4.  Scene management
   A.  Define and identify ICS for hazmat incidents.

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1.  Analyze typical HazMat incidents.
2.  Explain in writing key aspects & physical properties of each
   hazard classifications.
3.  Analyze, compare and apply laws & regulations applicable to
   emergency response.
4.  Complete a Technical Report.
5.  Describe in writing HazMat response policy & plan from an emergency
   response agency.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 45%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hazardous Materials Incident Commander, Publ. CSTI.
DOT - Emergency Response Guide; Dept. of Transportation, 2000 Edit.

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