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Hazardous Materials

The Hazardous Materials Awareness section will focus on the role, responsibilities and actions taken by firefighters, at an awareness level, during a hazardous materials incident. There will be a focus on recognition, firefighter protection, interagency coordination, securing the area and accessing of information while requesting additional resources. Included in this training is an emphasis on the importance of environmental protection, the impact of hazardous incidents on the community and the health and safety of firefighters. The advanced section of Hazardous Materials Operation will focus on the role, responsibilities and actions taken by firefighters as firefighter emergency responder, at an operations level, during a hazardous materials incident. It will include knowledge on analyzing the incident, planning the response, implementing the planned response and evaluating progress. Additionally, emergency decontamination will be demonstrated and practiced. This module provides all the required knowledge and practical preparation to complete the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management (OFMEM) NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials and Operations levels certification, which will can be challenged at the conclusion of this module.