FRS 200 - Hazardous Materials
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.
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. Identify, name, and understand the basic chemistry and hazards involved with the nine US Department of Transportation (USDOT) hazardous materials classifications and their divisions.
6. Analyze facility occupancy, transportation documents, shape and size of containers, and materials safety data sheets (MSDS) to recognize the physical state and potential hazards of reactivity related to firefighter health and safety.
7. Demonstrate the ability to utilize guidebooks to determine an initial course of action for emergency responders.
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