New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Hazardous Materials Medical Technician II Refresher (SOC 221R)
Version 1: 37.5 hours (over 2 months). Version 2: 30 hours (2 weeks).
Version 1: August 2009 - May 2015. Version 2: June 2015 - Present.
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will reinforce skills and knowledge needed to improve and maintain competency of Haz-Mat Technical specializing in the medical management of contaminated patients. Students demonstrate mastery of a hazardous materials EMS technician as defined in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 472 and 473 as well as the Fire Department of New York/EMS Operating Guide 106-17. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 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.
Version 1: This course builds on the knowledge and skills gained from Hazardous Materials Medical Technical II (SOC 201) and may include topics such as: respiratory protection, self-contained breathing apparatus; operation of air monitoring, chemical protective clothing, medical management within the hot zone, toxicology, and radiation. Methods of instruction include pre-test, lecture, discussion, case studies, practical exercises and exams. 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, 1 semester hour in Hazardous Materials, Fire Sciences, Emergency Medical Services, or Occupational Safety (7/10) (6/15 revalidation). NOTE: Course is repeated each year; care should be taken not to duplicate credit.