New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Hazardous Materials Medical Technician II (SOC 101)
Version 1: 80 hours (10 days). Version 2: 75 hours (2 weeks).
Version 1: May 2009 - May 2015. Version 2: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the basic toxicology principles and toxicity of the following materials: halogens, hydrocarbons, asphyxiates, radiologicals, organophosphates, blood agents, nerve agents, acids/bases. Describe the need for and the process of decontamination of personnel and equipment; list the common symptoms of patients exposed to different hazardous materials; demonstrate EMS functions of Haz-Mat IMS: triage, treatment, disposition and EMS Control; use the proper donning, doffing and usage of all levels of PPE available to the Level II responder; apply medical care and attend to the disposition and transportation of patients. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe Haz-Tac Operations and the role of a Haz-Mat Medical Technician at a Hazardous Materials Incident; list the company types and roles involved with the department's tiered response plan; describe the components of a decontamination task force; define hazardous materials according to the Department of Transportation; outline the behavior of chemical substances at a hazardous materials release; describe basic concepts and physical chemical properties; describe basic chemical technology; effectively employ the North American Emergency Response Guide and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidebooks; outline emergency procedures while wearing chemical protective clothing; explain potential medical hazardous of wearing chemical protective clothing; operate and interpret air monitoring and radiological detection meters; inspect, operate, and explain emergency procedures while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus; match related toxidromes and appropriate treatments for various chemical exposures; identify clandestine laboratories; explain basic radiation principles and the ALARA (as low as reasonable achievable) concept; identify and appropriately respond to CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) incidents; effectively employ the Hazardous Materials Technician New York State Department of Health's Regional Emergency Medical Service Council protocols; and recognize and appropriately respond to victims exposed to the EBOLA virus disease.
Version 1: This course is an awareness level training in decontamination and triage of patients exposed to chemicals. Major topics include: toxicology, air monitoring instruments, radiation survey, chemical protective clothing, and decontamination. Version 2: Major topics include: PPE (Personal protective equipment), SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus), escape maneuvers, drags, carries, webbing drills, emergency procedures, medical considerations, radiation, toxicology, hazardous tactical protocols, response to terrorist bombings and chemical suicides. Methods of instruction include: study guide, quizzes, final examination, and simulated exercises.
Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hazardous Materials (7/10) (6/15 revalidation).