Hazardous Materials Technician (Requires Medical Clearance)
Old Course Code: HMT

Medical Clearance Required Before Course Start

Instructional Hours: 60.00


Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to mitigate a hazardous materials leak. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident; plan a response; implement the response; evaluate the progress of the planned response; and terminate the incident.

Course Description: Major topics covered in the course are chemical and physical properties; recognition and identification of hazardous materials; laws, regulations, standards and information resources; personal protective equipment; detection devices, hazard and risk assessment, and decontamination; drum handling, damage assessment and tactical considerations, and leak control; handling cylinder emergencies, drum sampling, and terminating the incident; and required documentation. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Technician.

MFRI Hazardous Materials Operations (HM 102)

Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Technician