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8 Hour First Responder Awareness (FRA)

$125 / STUDENT Onsite Site Specific Training (Min 8 Students)

Certified CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) Outreach Course 


First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release.

Employees who work in an area (or areas) where there is a potential to witness or discover an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance and whose response actions will be limited to initiating emergency response procedures by notifying the proper authorities, must receive first responder awareness level training consistent with the requirements of Title 8 California Code of Regulations §5192(q)(6)(A).This course meets the requirements set forth in Title 19 §2520 (a) 

The course is taught by a CSTI certified outreach instructor who has successfully completed the CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course. CSTI’s mission is to provide a single, coordinated, and standardized hazardous substances training program for California.

Upon successful completion of a CSTI certified First Responder Awareness written exam with a minimum passing score of 70% correct, each participant will be issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of certificate.

The CSTI 8-Hour First Responder Awareness (FRA) classroom course will cover the following topics:

· The role of the First Responder at the Awareness level

· Hazardous Materials recognition

· Responder safety, isolation and required notifications

· Basic identification and assessment techniques

· Demonstrate the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook

· Basic action planning.

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16 Hour First Responder Operations (FRO)

$300 / STUDENT Onsite Site Specific Training (Min 8 Students)

 Certified CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) Outreach Course

  

First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They 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.

The training focuses on tactics a responder can use to protect persons, the environment, and property from the effects of a hazardous substance release. This first responder operations level training is consistent with the requirements of Title 8 California Code of Regulations §5192(q)(6)(B). This course meets the requirements set forth in Title 19 §2520 (b) 

The course is taught by a CSTI certified outreach instructor who has successfully completed the CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course. CSTI’s mission is to provide a single, coordinated, and standardized hazardous substances training program for California.

Upon successful completion of a CSTI certified First Responder Operations written exam with a minimum passing score of 70% correct, each participant will be issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of certificate.

The CSTI 16-Hour First Responder Operations (FRO) classroom course will cover the following topics:

· The role of the First Responder at the Operations level

· Emergency Response terms to releases of hazardous substances

· Basic FRO initial actions

· Purpose and benefits of the Incident Command System (ICS) implementation

· Identification and assessment techniques

· Demonstrate the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook

· Types, selection and limits of PPE commonly used in Hazmat incidents

· Stabilizing the Hazmat incident through safe containment

· Protective actions and rescue options

· Hazmat decontamination

· Resource communication and coordination

· Local contingency plan

· Health effects of hazmat and responder safety

· Hazmat incident risk assessment

· Proper responder actions in a simulated Hazmat incident

· Media rights at hazmat incidents

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16 Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander (IC)

$300 / STUDENT Onsite Site Specific Training (Min 8 Students)

 Certified CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) Outreach Course

Note:  Prerequisite Must Have FIRST RESPONDER OPERATION (FRO) Certification  


Incident commanders will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder awareness level. The Incident Commander is responsible for directing and/or controlling resources by virtue of explicit legal, agency, or delegated authority, as well as the overall management of the response.

This course provides the tools a person needs to assume control of an emergency response to a hazardous materials incident. Instructional methods include class activities, case studies and tabletop exercises with emphasis on hands-on decision making. This Incident Commander training is consistent with the requirements of Title 8 California Code of Regulations §5192(q)(6)(E).This course meets the requirements set forth in Title 19 §2520 (c) 

OSHA requires Hazardous Materials Incident Commanders to be trained in accordance with section (q) of the HAZWOPER regulation. First Responder Operations is a prerequisite for the CSTI Incident Commander Training. 

The course is taught by a CSTI certified outreach instructor who has successfully completed the CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course. CSTI’s mission is to provide a single, coordinated, and standardized hazardous substances training program for California.

Upon successful completion of a CSTI certified Incident Commander written exam with a minimum passing score of 70% correct, each participant will be issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of certificate.

The CSTI 16-Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander (IC) classroom course will cover the following topics:

· The role of the Incident Commander

· Collection and interpretation of hazard and response information

· Strategic incident objectives for a simulated response to hazmat releases

· Scene management by implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS)

· Identification and assessment techniques to aid in hazmat action planning

· Hazards, risks, limitations and selection of hazmat protective clothing

· Selection of safe containment and control methods

· Protective actions

· Hazmat decontamination

· Hazmat disposal

· Hazmat documentation and reporting requirements

· Emergency Response resources

· Local pre-event hazmat plan

· IC’s responsibility for personnel’s safety

· Hazmat incident risk assessment

· Media rights at hazmat incidents

· Hazmat release investigations

· Post incident termination

· Activation of the Emergency Operations Center

· Hazmat laws and potential legal liabilities

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