The president of my fire department is telling the firefighters and emt's that we don't need to recertify our hazmat ops in order to ride the fire engine or ambulance. I know better but I need to find something to prove him wrong. I am unable to find it. If anyone knows where to find anything out for me please let me know. I already looked under nfpa and not able to find it.
Look at this http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owad...ards&p_id=9765. This may have what you are looking for.
I don't believe you need to re-certify for Hazmat Operations. Now in my county, you only need to re-certify for awareness.
If your company has SOPs/SOGs, what do they say? Is your President also the Chief? In my opinion, it should be a Chief telling me what classes I need to take.
Try contacting the State Fire Academy. They probably have something in writing regarding your question.
This came up in my department at the end of last year. This is what we came up with talking with people at both the state level and the county level.
Originally Posted by Firedog5653
PA does not have any written requirements for HAZ-MAT... However there are certain federal requirements that the state falls under which require that you must be trained to at least the awareness level. Some people will argue that we (fire service) need to meet OSHA requirements, which is not true to a POINT.
My department requires all members ridding as firefighters to be trained to the OPS level.(Written SOG)
Hopes this helps.