Southwest Fire Academy provides the unique opportunity for candidates to be trained on the minimum job performance requirements for personnel at the scene of hazardous materials incidents. This course is taught by experts in the field, who have up-to-date knowledge and vast hands-on experience with hazardous materials incidents. These instructors are on the job. They take the initiative to continuously learn and train, to ensure the delivery of the best quality training to students. Using life-size and interactive props, candidates will experience training sessions and run various training scenarios, based on actual calls that our instructors have experienced. Students will learn to face the challenge of mitigating hazardous materials emergencies.
Topics include: roles of personnel at hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, isolating hazard areas, initiating notifications at a hazardous materials incident, identifying action options, performing and reporting on the progress of assigned tasks, and performing emergency decontamination.
All training is conducted safely in accordance with Section 21 Guidance Notes, NFPA Standards for Increased Hazard Exposure Training, and experienced Southwest Fire Academy instructors with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio.
- Equipment familiarization / inspection and maintenance
- Air Monitoring and Sampling
- Plugging / Patching
- A / B / C Kits
- Incident Command
- Planning and Research
- Use of PPE, including: Level A Suits, Level B Suits, SAR, SCBA
Note: You will be provided access to online course content shortly after your registration, which must be completed prior to your arrival on SFA campus.
Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy, and will qualify to complete OFMEM testing.
Please note: OFMEM testing for this course is separate, so you must register for this testing separately.
What is Included
- Use of SFA PPE and equipment
- Complete JPR package (SFA retains all original documentation)
- Certificate of qualification
What to Bring
- CSA approved footwear
- Station workwear (long pants recommended)
Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.
Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or email@example.com with advanced notice, to reserve your spot.