New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Marine Hazardous Materials Technician (SOC 207)
56 hours (7 weeks).
January 2015 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, members of Marine Operations will be able to: respond to and mitigate hazardous materials with the Hazardous Materials group; identify hazardous materials, interpret chemical and physical properties and toxicological data, select monitoring devices, appropriate personal protective equipment, and identify appropriate tactics and perform emergency operations safely.
Instruction for the class includes classroom instruction, proficiency examination, and supervised practice. Members learn about various types of marine vessels and the hazards associated with each vessel while also becoming familiar with the hazardous facilities along the city’s waterfront and the tactics required in order to perform effective emergency operations. This training ensures the safety of the residents and visitors to New York City’s five boroughs.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Hazardous Materials, Fire Science, Environmental Health, Public Health, Occupational Health, or Emergency Management (6/18).