• Program: Public Works
  • Course: Emergency Response for Public Workers
  • Course #: PWRK1015
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to develop operational skills and procedures for individuals to recognize, evaluate, and provide support services in an emergency or disaster situation, understand the purpose and use of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), and perform job related responsibilities in compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. Students will learn how to manage an emergency medical situation through basic First Aid, CPR and AED until emergency personnel arrive.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify OSHA Regulations
Evaluate a disaster site
Assign disaster worker responsibilities using an Incident Command Structure (ICS)
Identify disaster site safety and health hazards
Identify Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) agents and symptoms
Demonstrate proper procedures for use of personal protective equipment
Demonstrate proper use of respiratory protection equipment
Identify symptoms of traumatic incident stress syndrome
Demonstrate CPR with use of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Manage basic first aid emergencies

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Students must have a CURRENT OSHA 510 - 30 Hour for Construction OR OSHA 511 - 30 Hour for General Industry course certification card from an OSHA training institute class provider. Students must bring your CARD for verification to the FIRST class
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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