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National College Credit Recommendation Service
New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Hazardous Materials Technician Level I (SOC 210)
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.
Version 1 and 2: 40 Hours (5 Days).
Version 1: April 2003 - April 2008. Version 2: May 2008 - Present.
Instructional delivery format:
Traditional classroom model
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: respond to and mitigate hazardous materials emergencies; identify hazardous materials, interpret chemical and physical properties and toxicological data, select monitoring devices and appropriate personal protective equipment, and identify appropriate tactics and perform mitigation and decontamination.
Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: FDNY tiered response; laws, regulations and standards; recognition and identification; placarding and labeling; chemical and physical properties; toxicology and routes of entry; reference sources; air monitoring; hands-on metering stations; radiation and radiological surveys; selection of chemical protective clothing and compatibility charts; decontamination; response to terrorism; nerve agent antidotes kits; pH and neutralization; containment and confine methods; mitigation techniques; chemical identification strips and papers; and flammable metal fires.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Hazardous Materials, Fire Science or Emergency Management (12/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Hazardous Materials, Fire Science, Fire Science Management, Fire Technology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Occupational Health, Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Management (10/08) (6/13 revalidation) (6/18 revalidation). NOTE: This course is not a prerequisite to Hazardous Materials Technician Level II (SOC 211). NOTE: Total maximum credit recommendation for students who have successfully completed Hazardous Materials Decontamination Technician (SOC 111), Hazardous Materials First Responder (FSC 101), Hazardous Materials Technician Level I (SOC 210), and/or Hazardous Materials Technician Level II (SOC 211) is 8 semester hours.