This rigorous 10-day course is designed for paramedic personnel who have an advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical responsibility at hazardous materials incidents.
3 primary focuses of this course are:
- In-depth chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials.
- The medical management of victims.
- The development and management of the hazardous materials components of the medical support system.
Toxicology and decontamination procedures are covered from an advanced emergency medical services viewpoint.
Strategies for safe emergency medical interaction with contaminated victims are discussed in detail.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Course Syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0247.pdf PDF 144KB|
- Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
- Applicants must provide current state or national registry paramedic or EMT-I certification or state license as a physician assistant, registered nurse or medical doctor with external care responsibilities.