TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE 

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First Responder Awareness (F.R.A.)

Instructor: Peter Saavedra, Dwane Pianalto

4 Hours

If you are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and have been trained to initiate a response by notifying the proper authorities of the release and take no further action, this is the course for you.

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First Responder Operations (F.R.O.)

Instructor: Bill Kerr

24 Hours

This course trains first responders at the operations level to respond in a defensive manner ot releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as a part of an initial response. Focus is on tactics that can be used to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of a hazardous materials release. Meets OSHA requirements and NFPA recommendations.

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HM Incident Commander (HMIC)

Instructors: Brian Otter, Ken Longman

16 Hours

Prerequisite: The HMIC course provides the tools needed for a person to assume control of a response to a hazardous materials incident.
 

Course topics include

  • Laws and Regulations

  • Hazard Assessment

  • ICS Team Typing

  • Protective Actions

  • HazMat Site Safety

  • Operational Risk Management

  • Incident Termination

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HM Tech/Spec Refresher

Instructor: Brian Heinz

4 Hours
Prerequisite: Technician Level (A-D)

This course provides a review of critical issues for hazardous materials emergency response training, in addition to updates on new technologies and guidelines. The object of this refresher class is to update, gain knowledge and skills to maintain competency as a Hazardous
Materials Technician/ Specialist first responder.

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Mercury Clean-up and Response Considerations

Instructor: Robert Wise

4 Hours

The inhalation of mercury vapor can produce harmful effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys, and may be fatal. This course addresses safety considerations to reduce the risks to first responders and remediation personnel.

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Hazardous Waste Operations/Emergency Response Refresher

Instructors: Robert Wise, Brenda MacGregor

8 Hours - (HAZWOPER)

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.

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Debris Management on the Woolsey Fire

Instructor: Brenda Macgregor

4 Hours

Wildland fires have devastating effects and the issues remain long after the fires are out. Working with FEMA on recovery can also provide challenges. Come hear about  the lessons learned and how to be prepared when disaster comes to your area.

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Environmental Health Teams in Emergency Response

Instructor: Sauda Yerabati

8 Hours - AWR (EHTER Awareness)

The course addresses the role of environmental health responders in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. It covers issues and challenges in the following areas:
• Disaster management
• Responder safety and health
• Safe water
• Food safety
• Wastewater
• Building assessments
• Vectors and pests
• Solid waste and debris
• Shelters
• Radiation

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Explosives Recognition

Instructors: San Bernardino County Sheriffs Bomb Squad

4 Hours

provides first responders with information on general explosive characteristics and hazards, homemade explosive precursor materials, homemade explosive manufacturing indicators, and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components. This information better prepares first responders to recognize hazards associated with homemade explosives during response operations.

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Clandestine Drug Trends

Instructor: Gail Obeso

4 Hours

The clandestine drug arena is constantly changing and so are the risks to first and second responders. Learn about the emerging threats and how to recognize the risks.

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Butane Honey Oil Lab Hazards

Instructor: Gail Obeso

2 Hours

Hospital personnel and medical responders have potential for harm or exposure when responding to and treating injuries sustained in BHO operations. This course explains the hazards and how to recognize and reduce risk while responding and treating persons injured during these operations.

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Public Health Roles during an Incident

Instructor: Marc Peren, Peggy Cast

4 Hours

What is the ChemPack Project and how do I access it? What is a POD and why would we need it? Emerging Diseases? Am I at risk? Come find out what Public health can bring to the table and how they can facilitate and support first responders and keep you safe.

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Small Spill Management

Instructor: Mark Bridges

4 Hours

We often see ‘trends” in HazMat Incidents. We will focus on those trends and discuss recommended procedures for handling them. Topics include – radioactive diapers, illegal dumpings, pool and pesticide truck spills, odor investigations, fumigation incidents, electrical vault response and trash truck incidents.

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CSTI Instructor Recertification

Instructor: Vance Bennett

4 Hours

Are you a CSTI certified instructor who has been decertified because you didn’t teach the required 4 hours a year? Get recertified by attending this class.

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Pro-Board Exam Proctor

Instructor: Dan Casner

2 Hours

Become an exam proctor or skills evaluator for the Pro-Board course evaluation process. Must be a certified Outreach Instructor.

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Level A Suit Maze (VENDOR SPONSORED)

Instructor: TBA

2 Hours

Test out the mobility and ease of decon that are characteristic of the level A suit by navigating a paintball maze!

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Decon Foam Applications (VENDOR SPONSORED)

Instructor: Dr. Mike Tucker

Hours TBA

DF 200 is a full-spectrum solution for chemical and biological (weaponized or naturally occurring) decontamination. It is the only licensed formula to undergo more than a decade of government testing. Meet the developer and find out if this is the product for you.

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Radiation Detection (VENDOR SPONSORED)

Instructor: TBA

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