Hazmat Technician

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Date(s) - January 16
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Charleston Fire Dept.

The WV Emergency Management Division has partnered with WVPST to offer a Hazardous Materials Technician Course at Charleston FD (115 Lee St. West, Charleston, WV 25302)

Course Overview: Hazardous Materials Technician (HMT) is a four-day course that prepares Operations-level responders for Technician-level Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) certification. This 40-hour course, based on NFPA® 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA® 472 standards, provides participants with HAZMAT-specific response knowledge and skills, enabling them to respond safely and effectively to a suspected incident at the hazardous materials technician level. Participants receive hands-on training in donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Levels A and B, containing leaks and drum over-packing, containing leaks in pressurized containers, and performing technical and mass decontamination. The HMT course culminates with performance of these offensive-level tasks in an activity in which the participants apply the knowledge and skills learned in a simulated HAZMAT environment. Graduates have the opportunity to take the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) exam for HAZMAT Technician certification.

Prerequisites: To be eligible for the course, the student must:
· Have a requirement or responsibility to serve as a technician-level HAZMAT responder;
· Complete PER-322 Hazardous Materials Operations or NFPA 472-conformant state or jurisdiction operations level hazardous materials training;
· Complete independent study IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100, or any of the IS-100 series;
· Complete IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS 200 or any of the IS-200 series;
· Be capable of lifting tools and equipment up to approximately 50 pounds;
· Be capable of standing and walking for prolonged periods;
· Be capable of donning, operating in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and doffing PPE to include being physically and mentally capable of wearing a respirator that conforms tightly to the face or equipment that encapsulates the head; and
· Be capable of operating in confined spaces.
· No beards

Charleston Fire Dept.
115 Lee St. West
Charleston, WV 25302

Date: January 16-19, 2024

Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm daily

To Register: Follow the guidelines in the attached document using the course number in this posting. WVPST is adopting a new registration platform that we believe will be more user-friendly. Should you have any issues, please contact Eva Godbey at eva.godbey@k12.wv.us.

Link: www.pstachio.wvnet.edu (If link doesn’t work, use Google Chrome and search PSTachio.wvnet.edu)

Course ID: 24-280-03 WVPST Charleston

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact Eva Godbey at eva.godbey@k12.wv.us

Questions: Contact Brent Burger, (304) 414-4605 or brent.a.burger@wv.gov