This NIPSTA program is a hands-on, practical-oriented course in which students will operate in Level A suits during a variety of simulated hazardous materials incidents.
Participants will understand self-protection measures and rescue and evacuation procedures for WMD and hazardous materials incidents. Students will practice the five-step (identify, notify, isolate, mitigate, and terminate) model for response. Practice in detecting and monitoring liquids, vapors, and radiation, as well as the proper handling of their releases will take place while utilizing specialized detection and communication equipment. Advanced offensive skills, development of incident action plans, and the making of strategic and tactical decisions will be performed while participating in scenarios.
Student Equipment Requirements:
Full turnout gear that is NFPA compliant. Other required equipment includes SCBA harness, a fit-tested face piece, two (2) SCBA cylinders, a small towel, and water bottle.
Hazardous Materials-Operations Level & Hazardous Materials-Technician A