October 18, 2021 - October 29, 2021
8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST
Jackson FD Training Center 720 South Highland Jackson, TN 38301
The HMTO course trains the individual student to operate in an offensive mode when responding to a hazardous materials incident. It is also designed to prepare team members to operate safely and as a unit in dealing with hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis is on teamwork and the use and limitations of existing team equipment. Content includes personal protection, safety procedures, basic physical and chemical properties, container characteristics, basic tactics and guidelines for team policies, procedures and operations. Module quizzes are utilized to evaluate class progress. Field trips and hands-on competency drills are conducted with an evaluated written and practical (hands-on) exam, with a full-scale team exercise. An Average score of 80 must be maintained to successfully complete the course.
TEMA offers one course per region annually, contingent upon funding.
Target Audience: Local HM Teams members
Prerequisites: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 (FEMA on-line courses), IS-3 Radiological Response, ICS 300 Intermediate Incidents Commands System or equivalent 16 hr. classroom, H218 TEMA Hazardous Materials Awareness and H306 Hazardous Material Operations or F100 (400hrs.) course (NFPA 2008) or Hazardous Materials Operations Level Hand-on-FF171 (32 hr.) course NFPA (2008) and TEMA Radiological Monitoring (8hr) or the MERRTT 16 hr. course