Hot-Zone Hazmat Chemistry (40-hour Applied Chemistry for Monitoring, Classifying, Identifying, and Verifying Hazardous Materials)

Duration: 40 hrs

Hot-Zone Hazmat Chemistry focuses on understanding the chemistry behind how modern technology works, which is the key to understanding a systematic approach to monitoring, classifying, identifying, and verifying hazardous materials. By applying a logical approach of applied chemistry, students will understand the science behind the use of air monitoring and sample identification equipment, including; pH paper, F Paper, Ki paper, M-8/M-9 papers, multi-gas instruments, PIDs, Raman and FTIR spectrometers. Approximately half of the class time is dedicated to live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and lots of chemical identification exercises, were students will get hands-on experience with over three dozen chemicals during the week. In addition, exercises will include applying the information to an incident action plan and a report to the incident commander.