Identifying Hazardous Materials 

This course has been developed to help the Fire Inspector and Investigator in identifying and dealing with hazardous materials. 

The course includes:

  • What is hazardous materials?
  • Identifying and understanding the many different types of Department of Transportation (DOT) Placards.
  • Understanding commodity and other markings on shipping packages.
  • Different types of documentation for hazardous material transportation.
  • NFPA 704 Using and understanding the standard that addresses the health, flammability, instability, and related hazards that are presented by short-term, acute exposure to a material under conditions of fire, spill, or similar emergencies. 
  • Locations and types of Transportation for Hazardous Materials.
  • Types of storage containers from small bottles to large above ground tanks.
  • Types of transport vehicles including tanker trucks to railway cars.
  • Transporting of hazardous material via pipelines. 
  • Clues of possible hazardous material Fire Incidents.
  • Potential Criminal or Terrorist Targets
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), how to use and understand.
  • The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Understanding how it is used.

This course will  take you approximately 3 hrs. to complete.

  Course Tuition Fee $50.00 (Course price in Canadian Dollars, Plus GST)