8-Hour First Responder Operations

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Prerequisite: None
Class Hours: 8
Regulation(s): 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii)
Course Code: FRO

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Open Enrollment Seminars

This class is not scheduled for any upcoming seminars. It is available for On-Site Training; call or E-mail us to schedule a seminar.

Optionally, you can purchase the On-Site Training Seminar Kit below.

Course Regulation

29 CFR 1910.120:
  • (q)(6): Training. Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
  • (q)(6)(ii): First responder operations level. First responders at the operations level are individuals 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 from 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, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify.:
    1. Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques;
    2. Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level;
    3. An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms;
    4. Know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit;
    5. Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures;
    6. An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.

The Following Topics are Covered in this Course

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Hazardous Substance Response
  • Hazardous Substance Identification
  • Emergency Response Preparedness
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Site Control
  • Hazardous Substance Definitions
  • Local Emergency Response Plan
  • Course Review / Final Test
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Other Course Options

Seminar Kits for Instructors

$495.00 Add to Cart

8-hour First Responder Operations Kit

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Class Hours: 8
Regulation: 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii)
  • 1 - Easy to Use Color Instructor Lesson Plan
  • 10 - Student Workbooks
  • 10 - Student Tests
  • 10 - Student Certificates
  • 10 - DOT Emergency Response Guidebooks
  • 1 - Course PowerPoint® with Regulations
  • 2 - Course Video's FREE (a $100.00 value)
    • Chemical Safety Board videos

$35.00 Add to Cart

8-hour First Responder Operations Kit Refill

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Additional student packs can be purchased to include:

  • 1 - Student Workbook
  • 1 - Student Test
  • 1 - DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
  • 1 - Course Certificate

On-Site Training

New Environment, Inc. offers On-Site Training for this course, call or E-mail us to schedule this course.

Individual Products

Instructor Materials

$125.00 Add to Cart

8-Hour First Responder Operations - Lesson Plan

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The Following Topics are Covered by this Course
  • Regulatory Overview
  • Hazardous Material Classes
  • Loading And Unloading
  • Segregation Charts
  • Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook
  • 704 Marking System
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Elements Of A Safety Data Sheet
  • The Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Basic Site Control Procedures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Material Terminology
  • Course Review And Final Test

$125.00 Add to Cart

8-Hour First Responder Operations - PowerPoint

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Student Materials

$29.00 Add to Cart

8-Hour First Responder Operations - Student Classroom Material

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Student Material Includes:
  • Student Background Survey
  • Student Classroom Workbook
  • 20 Question Test
  • Certificate Of Completion*
  • Participant Evaluation Form

$6.00 Add to Cart

DOT Emergency Response Guidebook

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This Guidebook is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.

Use this DOT-issued guidebook to help you satisfy DOT's requirement that Hazmat shipments be accompanied by emergency response information (49 CFR Section 172.600).

2020 Emergency Response Guidebook Summary of Changes from 2016 ERG:
  • Reviewed the guidebook and changed these sections to make them easier to read and understand
  • Added a new decontamination section to describe basic contamination theory and proper decontamination techniques.
  • Reworked the BLEVE section into the BLEVE and Heat Induced Tear section. This section now shows the cause and hazards of BLEVEs and Heat Induced Tears.
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each.
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Added Lithium battery label and marking, and gasoline placard to the Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards.
  • Added New terms and their definitions to the Glossary.
  • Basic information on Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in the Criminal or Terrorist Use of Chemical, Biological and Radiological Agents section.
  • Added A top view illustration of the TC117/DOT117 to the Rail Car Identification Chart.
  • Added Illustration of an Intermodal Freight Container to the Road Trailer Identification Chart.
  • Improved the illustrations in the Rail Car and Road Trailer Identification Charts.
  • Added fifteen new materials (UN3535 to UN3549) listed in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (up to the 21st revised edition).
  • Re-evaluated the polymerization hazard criteria for some high-risk materials, and added the polymerization marking (P) to 13 materials
  • Re-analyzed the chemical properties of many materials to make sure that they’re assigned to the appropriate Orange Guide. Also moved thirty-four materials to a different Orange Guide.
  • Added an introduction called “How to use the Orange Guides”. This new section explains the 4 parts of an Orange Guide. In this section, the terms “evacuate” and “isolate” are defined

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