Firefighter Course Update: NFPA 1500 HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control

Firefighter Course Update: NFPA 1500 HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control

Firefighters may deal with various hazardous materials on the job and must comply with proper procedures for each substance. Implementing a hazardous materials program at your department is a vital step toward reducing the likelihood of spills and other emergencies that could result in exposure to hazardous substances. Proper training is essential for ensuring the safe handling and use of hazardous materials in your department.

Firefighter Training NFPA 1500 HAZMAT

To help firefighters stay safe and prepared, Vector Solutions is proud to announce the release of the updated NFPA 1500 HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control online training course.

With 450+ hours of online firefighting training courses based on the NFPA codes and standards, fire service members can complete essential training, including NFPA 1001, NFPA 1021, and the NFPA 1500 Series, in addition to wildland fire, response to terrorism, and much more from any web-enabled device.

NFPA 1500 HAZMAT Spill Prevention & Control (1 Hour)

Hazardous materials can be used effectively and safely if care is taken in their handling, storage, and disposal. However, a hazardous materials spill can be a threat to the safety of the company, the environment, and employees. In order to protect themselves, employees should understand and be aware of hazardous materials handling, storage, and disposal requirements.

This course discusses several aspects of hazardous materials by examining the responsibilities of a hazardous materials program, storage requirements, and strategies for cleaning up spills.

By the end of this self-paced online training course, you will be able to:

  • Define hazardous material
  • Describe the employer’s responsibility to provide training in compliance with OSHA’s
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Describe various labels used for hazardous materials
  • Interpret the information found on a “safety data sheet”
  • Explain the general handling, storage, and disposal requirements for hazardous materials, including the importance of personal protective equipment
  • Describe procedures for cleaning up hazardous material spills based on the size of the spill and the hazardous properties of the product

This course is available on Vector LMS, TargetSolutions Edition, and is included in the following Credentials:

  • Basic Wildland Firefighter
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazmat Technician Certification
  • Head of Fire Department Appointment
  • Licensed Firefighter
  • Tennessee Incentive Pay

For more firefighting continuing education training, please visit our Firefighter Course Catalog.

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