• Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational
  • Course #: FRPT1176
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the necessary skills to protect yourself, your fellow responders and the public from exposure in a hazardous materials incident. The course meets the requirements of the OSHA 1910.120 for the First Responder Operation level. The student will learn how to recognize and identify the presence of hazardous materials, the proper protective clothing to use, how to decontaminate properly, how to establish an Incident Command System and the proper standard operating procedures to maintain safety at the incident scene. The course follows the NFPA Standard 472 requirements for the First Responder Operational level.

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:
Examine DOT/UN (Department of Transportation/United Nations) hazard classifications
Determine an events analysis
Illustrate physical properties of hazardous materials
Show the components of a MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet)
Classify types of chemical protective clothing
Ascertain the level of decontamination needed
Show the set up of a decontamination station
Construct an incident action plan
Practice defensive actions

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FRPT1100
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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