FRS 200 - Hazardous Materials (WE)
Chemicals and chemical processes most closely involved in fire protection and fire fighting. Use, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials with an emphasis on flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, compressed gases and explosives.
3 Class Hours
Normally offered as a Writing Emphasis (W) course
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify the common elements by their atomic symbols on the periodic table and demonstrate an understanding of why the table is organized into columns and groups.
2. Differentiate among the elements, compounds, and mixtures and give examples of each.
3. Explain the difference between ionic and covalent bonding and be able to predict when each will occur.
4. Describe the basic chemical and physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids and predict the behavior of a substance under adverse conditions.
5. Understand and utilize the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook.
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