Maricopa Community Colleges  FSC105   20046-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/27/04
FSC105 20046-99999 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Hazardous Materials/First Responder
Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Confined space operations in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
FSC105   20046-99999 Hazardous Materials/First Responder
1. Define "Hazardous Materials." (I)
2. Describe and use the Department of Transportation and National Fire Protection Association identification and numbering systems for hazardous materials. (II)
3. Describe clues for detecting the presence of hazardous materials by type of occupancy, container, etc. (II)
4. Describe the chemical and physical properties of the major classifications of hazardous materials under the United Nations Department of Transportation system. (III, IV, V)
5. Identify the hazards to health and safety created by hazardous materials emergencies and methods of personal protection. (VI)
6. Explain the risk assessment consideration to be made by first responders at a hazardous materials incident, with special attention to the limitations due to lack of specialized protective clothing, equipment, and training. (VII)
7. Explain the potential roles of police, fire departments, industrial, pre-hospital and hospital personnel, and other governmental and private agencies at the scene of a hazardous materials emergency. (VIII)
8. Identify the components of a pre-emergency plan for hazardous materials incidents. (IX)
9. Explain roles of and policy considerations for first responders at a confined space operation, with special attention to Code and Federal Regulations. (X)
10. Identify the risk assessment consideration made by first responders at a trench rescue operation. (X)
11. Define requirements of the National Fire Protection Association 1710. (XI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
FSC105   20046-99999 Hazardous Materials/First Responder
    I. Hazardous Materials Problem
        A. Historical perspective
        B. Current perspective
          1. National dilemma
          2. Arizona dilemma
      II. Recognizing and Identifying Hazardous Materials
          A. Clues for detecting hazardous materials
          B. Placarding systems for recognizing hazardous materials
          C. Reference materials
        III. Flammable Hazardous Materials
            A. Flammable liquids
            B. Hydrocarbon derivatives
            C. Flammable liquid containers
            D. Control and stabilization
            E. Flammable solids
          IV. Reactive Hazardous Materials
              A. Compressed gases
              B. Oxidizers
              C. Organic peroxides
              D. Explosives
            V. Toxic Hazardous Materials
                A. Corrosives
                B. Poisons
                C. Radioactive materials
                D. Oak Ridge Evacuation Modeling System (OREMS)
              VI. Basic Equipment and Safety Practices
                  A. Breathing apparatus
                  B. Protective clothing
                  C. Basic equipment
                  D. Decontamination
                  E. Medical treatment
                VII. Size-up, Tactics, and Strategy
                    A. Size-up
                    B. Events analysis
                    C. Basic tactics and strategy
                  VIII. Scene Management
                      A. First responder responsibilities
                      B. Command responsibilities
                      C. Sectorization
                      D. Managing the hazardous materials section
                    IX. Pre-Emergency Planning
                        A. Integrated emergency management system
                        B. Hazard analysis
                        C. Planning for fixed sites
                        D. Available resources
                        E. Legal considerations
                        F. Contingency planning
                      X. Confined Space Operations
                          A. Hazards of a confined space
                          B. Standards, laws, and regulations
                            1. 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)1910.146
                            2. Other
                          C. Lock out tag out procedures
                          D. Ventilation principles
                          E. Properties of hazardous chemicals
                          F. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
                          G. Trench rescue operations
                            1. Types of soil
                            2. Parts of a trench
                            3. Definition of dirt
                            4. Types of collapse
                            5. Stabilization devices
                            6. Standards, laws, and regulations 29CFR 1926
                        XI. National Fire Protection Association 1710 Requirements
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