FEDAN Fire Solutions delivers high quality Hazardous materials (HAZMAT) awareness training to prepare first responders on how to respond to HAZMAT incidents. With our highly qualified instructors and subject matter experts who have served on HAZMAT teams ranging from fire departments to military.
This course has been designed in accordance with NFPA 472 standards for competence of responders to HAZMAT/weapon of mass destruction incidents, Draft Environmental Management and Coordination (Toxic and hazardous chemicals and materials management) Regulations 2018 of Kenya and 473 standards for competence of EMS personnel responding to HAZMAT/Weapon of mass destruction. Our training is designed basing on the following classification of HAZMAT.
(a) Class 1: Explosives
(b) Class 2: Gases
(c) Class 3: Flammable liquids
(d) Class 4: Flammable solids
(e) Class 5: Oxidizers/organic peroxides
(f) Class 6: Toxic and infectious substances
(g) Class 7: Radioactive material
(h) Class 8: Corrosives
• Common acids include hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, chromic acid, acetic acid and hydrofluoric acid.
• Common bases are ammonium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) and sodium hydroxide (caustic soda).
(i) Class 9: Miscellaneous hazardous materials (Any other hazardous chemical such as formic acid, ethyl acetate, furfural, low boiler etc)
Course outcome: Upon completion, participants should have the ability to:
a. Describe and practice basic strategies to safeguard their health and safety when exposed to hazardous materials.
b. Recognize the presence of hazardous substances.
c. Understanding the potential outcome associated with HAZMAT incident.
d. Identify HAZMAT if possible.
e. Understanding the role of first responder in HAZMAT incident.
f. Implement defensive control measures that minimize risks to health and safety.
g. Use emergency response plan and/or standard operating procedures.
h. Perform defensive control techniques (e.g., damming and diking; flowing foam).
i. Use the personal protective equipment of the authority having jurisdiction.
j. Identify decontamination procedures.
k. Communicate the status of the planned response.
l. Initiate the Incident Management System.
m. Develop individual strategies for responding to CBRN terrorist attack.
The Hazmat awareness and response training has a duration of five (5) days. This includes classroom presentations, discussion, exercises and site Inspection.
There is no special prerequisite for this Hazmat awareness and response training but it is recommended that participants of the Hazmat awareness and response course participant should have some knowledge on firefighting, basic chemistry and demonstrate ability to write and understand Basic English.
Who will Benefit from this Training:
The Hazmat awareness and response training is highly recommended for:
a. Members of the fire response team.
b. Persons working at the proximity of hazardous material.
c. First responders.
d. Emergency Medical Service personnel.
e. Hospital staff working in radiography sections.
f. Law enforcement officers.
g. Any Company with employees who perform the following tasks:
(1) Offers hazardous material for transportation.
(2) Package, mark or label hazardous materials for transport.
(3) Load or unload hazardous materials for transport.
(4) Receive and forward packages containing hazardous material.
(5) Manufacture packaging for use in transporting hazardous.
h. Other persons who may respond to incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) both private and public.