Thread: Hazmat Team
03-28-2011, 07:05 PM #1
I was recently asked to look into joining our County Team. I took FF1 and there was a deent amount of Hazmat material we learned. I'm not comparing, just stating that that is where my interest began.
Are there members on a hazmat team that can offer me advice or some pointers? Thanks fellas.
04-04-2011, 10:05 PM #2
What, if any, HazMat certs are you capable of getting/ are available to you?
You won't be getting in a suit and having fun/sweating your *** off until you get hazmat awareness, hazmat ops, and then hazmat tech, i think a combined 104 hours."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
04-07-2011, 12:31 AM #3
04-07-2011, 08:33 AM #4
You'll need to get Awareness, ops, and technician if you plan to do offensive work or step foot in the hot zone. After, you can take more classes and specialize in a subject. I picked clandestine labs and it's somewhat of a 40 hour course. Hazmat is rarely fun and fast paced. Mid-July early august in a class a suit is absolute torture. It is a prerequisite for many USAR teams in my area though. It's a very interesting subject though. If you have any more questions, let me know."I was always taught..." Four words impacting fire service education in the most negative of ways. -Bill Carey
04-07-2011, 09:41 AM #5
Rice - look into workshops, and 'other' classes too such as Clandestine Drug Lab Operations etc.....if you check the NYS OFPC website you can look for the training schedule.....
I would try to take a varied number of courses too - don't overload youself on Haz-Mat either.....try to get a rounded training record - and as you gain experience you will find more and more training opportunities.....
04-07-2011, 01:35 PM #6
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