This 16 hour Emergency Spill Response class is at First Responder, Operations Level (FRO) CCR Title 9 -5192 (q)(6)(B): First Responder, operations level individuals 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 training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas: Topics include: Understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated; Understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present; The ability to identify hazardous substances, if possible; The need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center; Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques; and many more.
This course of instruction is designed for supervisors/workers who will control or stop a release of hazardous substances in a corporate environment. Participants will be trained to identify, evaluate and
respond to hazardous material releases. This course fulfills the requirements under CCR Title 8 Section 5192.
Hazardous materials industry technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role that a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.