Basic Air Monitoring Session

 
Course ID: BSG BASICAIRMONITORINGSYSTEM
  

To provide knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who may respond to HazMat/WMD incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders in such incidents.

Session Abstract: The hazardous materials response community has been overwhelmed with detection technologies in the past few years. Most of these devices give the responder a variety of information, the key is to understand what we are using and why. The approach is simple, look at the known and based upon what information is given, the decision points are then achieved. This course will guide the responder through a matrix of decision points which are rooted in the chemistry of hazardous materials. 

A hands-on educational approach is used in order for the first responder to work through the decision process. Practicum will highlight the use of multiple technologies for the risk assessment of an unidentified substance.

Four Gas Detection

Course ID: BSG FOURGASDETECTION


To provide knowledge, skills, and understanding to personnel who may respond to HazMat release at incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders and the public

Session Abstract: Four gas detection; The most common hand held detector used by first responders is the “four gas detector”. The four gas detector is most often used with sensors that monitor oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide and combustible gas. This three hour class will review the type of sensors, their limits and cross sensitivities. The brains of the detector which is the user, he/she will review chemical and physical properties and how they may affect the detector results, discuss flammability vs. toxicity, were often toxicity is a concern long before flammability








Basic Hazmat OLR

Course ID: BSG BASICHAZMATOLR

 To provide knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who may respond to HazMat/WMD incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders in such incidents.

Session Abstract: Hazardous Material Operations Level Responders; this twenty four hour class is for those First Responders who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. Response options for operations level responders are generally limited to nonintervention or defensive actions
Plan of Delivery:
Through the use of demonstrations and short lectures the student will see the application of with wet chemistry and four gas meters as another method for hazardous substance detection and family identification.
Morning - Decision Matrix presented with gas meter discussion and practical
Afternoon - Practicum based upon the morning lecture for information retention and added information

Basic Hazmat Refresher OLR

Course ID: BSG BASICHAZMATREFRESHEROLR

 

To provide knowledge, skills, and understanding to personnel who may respond to HazMat release at incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders and the public.

Session Abstract: Hazardous Material Operations Level Responders; this 8 hour class is for those First Responders who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. Response options for operations level responders are generally limited to nonintervention or defensive actions

Plan of Delivery:
Through the use of demonstrations and short lectures the student will see the application of with wet chemistry and four gas meters as another method for hazardous substance detection and family identification.
Morning - Decision Matrix presented with gas meter discussion and practical
Afternoon - Practicum based upon the morning lecture for information retention and added information

Hazardous Materials Technician

Course ID: 

BSG HAZARDOUSMATERIALSTECHNICIAN

 This eighty-hour class trains to the Hazardous Materials Technician Level Personnel who are those who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents in an offensive manner and;
• Use a risked based response process to analyze a problem involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD),
• Select and implement applicable decontamination procedures,
• Control a release,
• Use specialized protective clothing,
• Use specialized control equipment.

Session Abstract: Hazardous Materials Technician, The goal of this 80-hour course is to prepare responders to operate as a member of a hazardous materials response team within the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) at a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear) event requiring a response. The course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician; to understand hazard and risk assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; and to develop action plans within the parameters of the State plan for statewide response to WMD events.

Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher 

Course ID: BSG HAZARDOUSMATERIALSTECHNICIANREFRESH

To review the knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who respond to HazMat/WMD incidents as a Hazmat Technician, and to enhance the safety of responders in such incidents. This 24 hour class trains the Hazardous Materials Technician Level Personnel who are those who respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents in an offensive manner

Session Abstract: Hazardous Materials Technician, The goal of this 80-hour course is to prepare responders to operate as a member of a hazardous materials response team within the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) at a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear) event requiring a response. The course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician; to understand hazard and risk assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; and to develop action plans within the parameters of the State plan for statewide response to WMD events.





Hazmat Essentials 101
Course ID: BSG HAZMATESSENTIALS101
 The course is designed to show the responder how choices can be discovered through two sets of logic approaches identifying the logic concerning the hazards and risk involved based upon either the name of the material, scene size-up information or air monitoring and field analysis findings.
Session abstract – The course is designed to show the responder how choices can be discovered through two sets of logic approaches identifying the logic concerning the hazards and risk involved based upon either the name of the material, scene size-up information or air monitoring and field analysis findings.

Emphasis is placed upon the overall strategy through these tactical objectives. A responder addresses these clues that are identified through scene observations, inclusive of Occupancy/Locations, Container shape and sizes, Colors placards and labels, and facilities documents. However when looking at scene clues the question of how does one look at the hazard risk assessment is an area that is lost within the initial size up. 

Riddle Me This:
 Hazard Characterization Session
Course ID: BSG RIDDLEMETHISHAZARDCHARACTERIZATION
To provide knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who may respond to HazMat/WMD incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders in such incidents. Through the use of monitoring instruments and wet chemistry techniques, the student will learn how to characterize the incident. 

Session Abstract: The hazardous materials response community has been overwhelmed with detection technologies in the past few years. Most of these devices give the responder a variety of information, the key is to understand what we are using and why. The approach is a simple look at the sample, and based upon what observations are made; certain chemical families will arise. This course will guide the responder through a matrix of decision points which are rooted in the chemistry of hazardous materials. A hands-on educational approach is used in order for the first responder to work through the decision process. Practicum will highlight the use of technologies and techniques for the risk assessment of an unidentified substance. 

Emergency Response to Hazardous Material / Weapons of Mass Destruction
Course ID: BSG EMERGENCYRESPONSETOHAZMAT_WMD


A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO HAZMAT/WMD INCIDENTS

Introduction to a risk-based approach which emphasizes the importance of empowering the responder with knowledge, skills, and abilities that allow the responder to adjust as the situation changes and as facts are gathered. A risk-based approach is a systematic process by which emergency responders begin by analyzing an event, using on-scene indicators to identify any potential types of harm (e.g., thermal, radiological, or explosive), then evaluating the potential consequences, an “if this, than that” decision-making strategy, helping the responder to pick the best option.

Operations Level Responder with Mission Specific Competencies

The course provides the knowledge and skills to meet knowledge and skill of the following competencies of chapter 6 of NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents 2018 Edition.

·        Operations Level Responders Assigned to Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Persons, competent at the operations level, who are assigned to use personal protective equipment (PPE) at hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.

·        Operations Level Responders Assigned to Perform Victim Rescue/Recovery. Persons, competent at the operations level, who are assigned to rescue and/or recover exposed and contaminated victims at hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.

·        Operations Level Responders Assigned to Perform Product Control. Persons, competent at the operations level, who are assigned to implement product control measures at hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.

·        Operations Level Responders Assigned to Perform Technical Decontamination. Persons, competent at the operations level, who are assigned to implement technical decontamination operations at hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents.

PREREQUISITE(S): participants need to be trained to the Operations Level (OSHA 1910.120q), use of personal protective clothing as provided and medically cleared by the Authority having jurisdiction.


Inter-Facility Transport of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Patient 

Course ID: BSG INTER-FACILITYTRANSPORT_EBOLA_EVD

(1 Days – 8 hours)

Session Description: To provide knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who may respond to
The potential infected Ebola Patient incident, and enhance the safety of responders in such incidents.

Session Abstract: Inter-facility Transfer of the Ebola Patient, The Eight Hour program will enable pre hospital personnel to safely transport the infected Ebola patient while offering basic and advanced life support care, safely don/doff personal protective equipment, acquire skills for decontamination in a hospital setting and contribute to efforts in a coordinated and unified approach with other emergency responders in offering care to the infected patient.

Mitigating Law Enforcement Fatigue

Course ID: BSG MITIGATINGLAWENFORCEMENTFATIGUE

Fatigue has long been embedded and accepted in the culture of police departments. Law Enforcement Unions or Associations resist supporting policies that may reduce earnings and chiefs shy away from restrictions to meet operational demands, even if these policies may improve health and safety.

This full day course is designed to raise awareness of the problems associated with fatigued or tired law enforcement officers. The presenter will define fatigue and educate the attendees about the causes of law enforcement fatigue, the consequences, and suggested ways in which fatigue can be managed. This course will expand the conversations about the physiological impacts to include how fatigue influences use of force, performance, driving, officer safety, and report writing. The attendees will be asked to self-reflect on the problem and ask themselves: “Am I contributing to the problem or to the solution?” Attendees will be encouraged to take ownership of their own fatigue and consider ways to improve their personal situations. At the end of the session, the attendees will have a better understanding of why fatigue is a problem for law enforcement, why they should be concerned about fatigue, and the importance of sound effective fatigue management policy.

Radiological Forensic Management Team Concepts and Operations

Course ID: BSG RADIOLOGICALFORENSICMNGMT

 At any terrorism incident there will be a need to trace back the origin of the act. 

However, from a radiological incident, there will be a need to to conduct operations in a radiological environment as well.  This will require a multi-disciplined team consisting of forensic experts, law enforcement and radiation expertise.

This course will address the complexity of a forensic team conducting operations in a radiological environment and the planning considerations that should be in place prior to an incident involving the intentional dispersal of radiological substances.


THE FIRST 100 MINUTES OF A RDD 

Course ID: BSG THEFIRST100MINUTESOFARDD


This session, will provide decision-making considerations for response to an RDD incident and accidental radioactive emergencies, which are based on the DHS guidance document "Planning Guidance for the First 100 Minutes of an RDD". The session will include information on how to identify hazards, training issues, develop a plan and what equipment to acquire. Participants will be provided information on how to match their tactical operations against the expected tasks, allowing for safe and effective response.












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