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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Hazardous Materials Technician Level II (SOC 211)

Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: 150 hours (4 weeks). Version 2 and 3: 120 hours (3 weeks).

Dates: 
Version 1: April 1997 - August 2007. Version 2: September 2007 - December 2012. Version 3: January 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify hazardous materials; interpret chemical and physical properties, and toxicological; select monitoring devices and appropriate personal protective equipment; and identify appropriate tactics and perform mitigation.

Instruction: 

Version 1, 2, and 3: Major topics include: tiered response; response to terrorism; regulations, standards, placards/labels; chemical/physical properties toxicology indices and routes of entry; reference sources; air monitoring; hands-on metering stations; recognition and identification review; introduction to radiation and radiological survey and detection devices; radiological detector operations; hazard monitoring; compatibility chart and selection of PPE; Trelleborg; SKED; Decon familiarization; NST; antidote and patient care; pH neutralization; pH review, spyllfyter, wastewater strip,water-finding paste and paper; M8 and M9 paper Hazmat Smart Strip; GR power demo; GR power; road flare; containment and confinement techniques; biosolve/pyrocool; blood work; and decontamination-trailer. NOTE: This course is not sequential to Hazardous Materials Technician Level I (SOC 210).

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Fire Science Management, Fire Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, Allied Health, or Environmental Safety (5/04 - review conducted by the American Council on Education). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Hazardous Materials, Fire Science, Fire Science Management,  Fire Technology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Management (11/07) (10/08 revalidation). Version 3: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Hazardous Materials, Fire Science, Fire Science Management,  Fire Technology, Environmental Health, Public Health, Allied Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Emergency Medical Services or Emergency Management (11/07) (10/08 revalidation) (6/13 revalidation) (6 /18 revalidation).   NOTE: It is recommended that a maximum of 8 semester hours be awarded to students who successfully complete 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).

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