Workplace Safety Classes
Hazardous Materials Technician 96 Hours (Eligible for ProBoard Certification)
This 96-hour Hazardous Materials Technician (HMT) course, based on NFPA® 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA® 472 standards, provides participants with HazMat-specific response knowledge and skills, enabling them to respond safely and effectively to a suspected incident at the hazardous materials technician level. Participants receive hands-on training in donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Levels A and B, containing leaks and drum over-packing, containing leaks in pressurized containers, and performing technical and mass decontamination.
This HMT course culminates with the performance of these offensive-level tasks in an activity in which the participants apply the knowledge and skills learned in a simulated HazMat environment. Graduates have the opportunity to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) through the Connecticut Fire Academy with the prerequisites of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certifications after 2008. Students that do not have the prerequisites can take the program and, upon successful completion, will satisfy the OSHA standard 29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(iii).
Note: This course takes place at the Guilford Fire Department located at 390 Church Street in Guilford, CT 06437.
Class Location: Other
Duration: 96 Hours