This course provides the student with the basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage the on-scene operations involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. As such, it focuses on those individuals in local jurisdictions who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment for the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, kept it from spreading, and prevent exposures.
This course is designed to meet the training responsibilities as outlined by OSHA, CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472, 2013 Edition for the Operations Level.