SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 11:47:29 AMFIRE 77 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 77Title:  HAZMAT FOR PUBLIC SAFETY  
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 Scheduled06 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 the emergency response to hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents. Includes basic hazardous materials legal requirements; hazard recognition and safety; terrorism recognition and response; use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG);  hazardous materials properties and effects; hazardous material classification; chemical monitoring equipment; reference materials and databases;  isolation and notification requirements; incident planning, organization, command and scene management; response training levels, tactics and strategies; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); countermeasures; protective actions; decontamination, documentation, and disposal requirements. Students who are successful in the requirements of the course and state testing will receive certificates in Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (FRO), Decontamination, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and Incident Command from the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). This course certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for the State of California

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A comprehensive study of the emergency response to hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents. Includes basic hazardous materials legal requirements; hazard recognition and safety; terrorism recognition and response; use of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG);  hazardous materials properties and effects; hazardous material classification; chemical monitoring equipment; reference materials and databases;  isolation and notification requirements; incident planning, organization, command and scene management; response training levels, tactics and strategies; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); countermeasures; protective actions; decontamination, documentation, and disposal requirements. Students who are successful in the requirements of the course and state testing will receive certificates in Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (FRO), Decontamination, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), and Incident Command from the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI). This course certified by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for the State of California
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the use of the ERG to identify the hazardous materials, hazard
   classification, recommended protective distances, primary and secondary hazards and/or
   chemical behaviors, appropriate PPE and first responder actions.
2.  Recognize the need for and demonstrate emergency, and technical decontamination of
   victims and responders.
3.  Demonstrate the implementation of the Incident Command System for safe and competent
   response to a hazardous materials incident.

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1. Identify the various levels of training for dealing with a hazmat incidents and response
   strategies.
2. Describe transportation methods for hazmats, containers, the placarding system, use of the
   ERG, response information and isolation guides.
3. Describe the use of hazardous materials in terrorism and the potential targets.
4. Identify the physical & chemical properties of hazmats, hazard classes and their exposure
   hazards.
5. Identify federal & state laws and regulations related to hazmats.
6. Describe methods of scene safety, management and the application of the Incident
   Command System (ICS) at hazmat incidents.
7. Identify the mandatory notification requirements and the need to communicate with other
   government agencies.
8. Identify the appropriate levels of PPE their use and limitations in conducting work
   activities.
9. Identify the appropriate selection and use of countermeasures.
10. Identify the appropriate selection and principles of protective actions.
11. Identify the documentation and disposal requirements associated with a hazmat incident.
12. Describe and demonstrate the principles of decontamination.
13. Use of the Identification and Hazard Assessment (IDHA) to develop and implement an
     Incident Action Plan (IAP) for a competent response to a hazmat incident.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Hazmat at the FRO Level
    A. Training levels
         1. First Responder Awareness (FRA)
         2. First Responder Operations (FRO)
         3. Hazmat Technician
         4. Hazmat Specialist
         5. Hazmat Incident Commander (IC)
    B. Response Strategies
         1. Non-intervention
         2. Defensive
         3. Offensive
II. Hazmat Transportation, Containers, Placards, Information Sources and Use of the ERG
    A. Transportation of hazmats
         1. Trucks
         2. Trains
         3. Intermodals
         4. Shipping
         5. Aircraft
    B. Containers
         1. Non-bulk
         2. Bulk
         3. Facility containment systems
         4. Pipelines
         5. Containers at clandestine facilities
    C. Placards and information sources
         1. DOT (UN) placards
         2. National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) standard 704 markings
         3. Military markings
         4. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
         5. Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC)
         6. Poison Control
         7. Wiser
         8. CAMEO
         9. Other computer databases
         10. Monitoring equipment
         11. Facilities and occupancy type
         12. Physical observations
              a. Sights
              b. Sounds
              c. Odors
         13. Shipping papers
    D. ERG
         1. Use
         2. Hazard classifications
         3. Toxic inhalation hazard (TIH)
         4. Response information
         5. Isolation guides
              a. Protective action
              b. WMD's
         6. Glossary
         7. Tables I, II & III
         8. Globally harmonized system (GHS) of classification and their labels     
III. Terrorism and Hazmats
    A. Motivations
    B. Groups and individuals
    C. Terrorism response priorities
    D. Types of attacks
         1. Chemical
         2. Nuclear/radiation
         3. Biological
         4. Explosive
    E. Targets
         1. Infrastructure
         2. Symbolic
         3. Civilian
         4. Eco-terrorism
         5. Agro-terrorism
         6. Cyber-terrorism
    F. Terrorism case studies
         1. Indicators of criminal or terrorist activity
         2. Responder safety
              a. Toxicity
              b. Secondary devices
IV. Hazmat Properties, Hazard Classes and Exposure Hazards
    A. States of matter
    B. Physical and chemical changes
        1. Physical change
        2. Thermal influence
        3. Mechanical damage
        4. Chemical reaction
        5. Boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE)
        6. Expansion ratios
    C. Hazmat classes
         1. Explosives
         2. Gases
         3. Flammable and combustible liquids
              a. Flashpoint
              b. Ignition temperature
              c. Flammable range
              d. Vapor pressure
              e. Boiling point
              f. Vapor density
              g. Specific gravity
              h. Solubility
         4. Flammable solids
         5. Spontaneous combustible
         6. Dangerous when wet
         7. Oxidizers, Organic peroxides
         8. Poisons
         9. Radiation
         10. Corrosives
     D. Exposure hazards
         1. Exposure vs. contamination
         2. Secondary contamination
         3. Routes of entry
         4. Chronic vs acute exposure
         5. Target organs
         6. Sensitizers
         7. Toxicity
              a. Lethal dose (LD) 50
              b. Lethal concentration (LC) 50
         8. Use of monitoring equipment
V. State and Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations
    A. California Code of Regulations
         1. Title 8
         2. Title 19
         3. Title 22
         4. Title 23
         5. Title 24
         6. Fish & Game Code
    B. Federal Laws - CFR 49
VI. Scene Safety, Management and Initiating Incident Command
    A. Arriving safely
         1. Upwind, uphill and upstream
         2. Size-up: Chemical ID and hazards
         3. FRO PPE limitations
         4. Rescue considerations using the ERG
    B. Scene management
         1. Public isolation distances
              a. Small spill or fire
              b. Large spill or fire
         2. Establishing a perimeter
         3. Controlling access points
         4. Monitoring weather conditions
         5. Identifying storm drains and other conduits
    C. Initiating the ICS
         1. Command modes
              a. Unified command
              b. Single command
         2. Incident Command (IC) responsibilities
              a. Command staff
              b. General staff
         3. Hazmat group
              a. Position functions
              b. Training levels
         4. Resource typing
              a. Type I teams
              b. Type II teams
              c. Type III teams
         5. Outside agency involvement
              a. Local
              b. State
              c. Federal
              d. Private
VII. Notification Requirements and Communication with other Government Agencies
    A. Notification requirements
         1. Dispatch
         2. Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)
         3. State Warning Center
         4. National response Center
    B. Communicating with governmental agencies
VIII. PPE Levels, Use and Limitations
    A. Levels
         1. Level A
         2. Level B
         3. Level C
         4. Turnouts
         5. Flash protection
    B. PPE Use
         1. Donning and doffing
         2. Work activities
    C. Limitations
          1. Hazards of PPE
         2. Common PPE failures
IX. Countermeasures
    A. Damming
    B. Diking
    C. Berming
    D. Covering
    E. Foam application
    F. Absorbent applications
    G. Fogging
X. Protective Action Principles
    A. Evacuation
    B. Shelter in place
    C. Rescue operations
XI. Documentation and Disposal Requirements
    A.  Evidence preservation and sampling
    B .Incident Action Plans (IAPs)
    C. Rescue and recovery
     D. Incident termination
         1. Debriefing
         2. Critique
         3. Written reports
XII. Decontamination (Decon) Methods and Practices
    A. Methods
         1. Absorption
         2. Adsorption
         3. Chemical degradation
         4. Dilution
         5. Disinfection
         6. Evaporation
         7. Isolation and disposal
         8. Neutralization
         9. Solidification
         10. Sterilization
         11. Vacuuming
         12. Washing
    B. Practices
         1. Technical decontamination
         2. Emergency decontamination
         3. Mass decontamination
         4. Secondary decontamination
         5. Respiratory decontamination
XIII. Identification Hazard Assessment (IDHA) and Developing an IAP
    A. Requirements and functions of the IC
         1. Serving as the On-Scene Coordinator
         2. Applicable laws and regulations
         3. Site safety plans
    B. Conducting the IDHA
         1. Identifying the substance - Resource materials
              a. Written
              b. Computer databases
         2. Monitoring equipment
         3. Assessing the hazard
              a. General health and fire hazard
              b. Physical and chemical properties
              c. Variables and modifying conditions
              d. Modeling behavior and outcomes
                   i. Volume
                   ii. Concentration
                   iii. Exposure
                   iv. Duration
                   v. Weather
                   vi. Plume modeling
                   vii. Populations threatened
                   viii. Toxicology
                   ix. Logistical problems
              e. Outcome if no actions are taken
    C. Developing the IAP
         1. Identifying objectives
         2. Identifying options
         3. Understanding countermeasures
         4. PPE
         5. Identifying protective actions
         6. Pre-incident planning
              a. Local response plans
              b. Area response plans
         7. Agency specific responsibilities
         8. Safety briefings
         9. Safety practices
              a. Buddy system
              b. Back-up team
         10. Decon options
         11. Confined space considerations
              a. Atmospheric hazards
                   i. Oxygen deficient
                   ii. Oxygen enriched
                   iii. Explosive atmospheres
                   iv. Toxic atmospheres
              b. Physical hazards
                   i. Engulfment
                   ii. Slips and falls
                   iii. Electrical
                   iv. Structural
                   v. Mechanical
    D. Implementing the response
         1. Command options
              a. Single
              b. Unified
         2. Roles and responsibilities
         3. Emergency plan
         4. Outside agency support
              a. Coast Guard
              b. EPA
              c. FBI
         5. Public Information Officer (PIO)
         6. Liaison Officer
         7. Joint information center
    E. Evaluating progress
    F. Terminating the incident
         1. Debriefing
         2. Conducting a critique
         3. Reporting and documenting

Assignments:
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1. Read 30 - 50 pages weekly from the textbook and other assigned material
2. Complete a written report on a hazardous materials or terrorism incident
3. Research paper on a contemporary hazardous materials topic
4. Quizzes (5 - 10)
5. Midterm exam
6. CSTI FRO exam
7. CSTI Decontamination exam
8. CSTI WMD exam
9. CSTI Incident Commander exam
10. Perform 3 - 8 field, written or class room scenarios
11. Perform 2 - 4 hazardous materials identification exercises
12. ERG skills exercises (2 - 4)
13. Decontamination skills exercises (2 - 4)
14. Donning and doffing PPE skills exercises (2 - 4)
15. Countermeasure skill exercise(s) (1 - 4)

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
5 - 25%
Written homework/Term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 40%
Quizzes (multiple choice) and Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hazardous Materials Incident Commander. California Safety Training Institute. (recent edition)
DOT - Emergency Response Guide. Dept. of Transportation. 2016

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