This course meets NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders,” and Chapter 6.2, “Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.
This course can be tailored to meet NFPA 1072 and NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness-Level Personnel,” Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders,” Chapter 6.2, “Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment,” and OSHA 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) and (q)(6)(ii) for Awareness and Operations-Level Personnel.
This course is for hazmat responders who have "the responsibility of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment" by acting in a defensive manner at a hazardous materials incident NOT expected to come in contact with the product.
Training will include both classroom and field activities to meet the cognitive and practical skill competencies at the required level.
Will has been in the fire service for 15 years, beginning his career in Indiana. He is a Captain with the Columbia Fire Department and holds extensive rescue technician certifications, including; Confined Space Rescue, High-Angle, Trench Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Hazmat Technician and patient extrication.
JP is a retired captain after 36 years of fire service experience; 25 years as a volunteer at the Columbia Fire Department. He also retired as an Adjunct Instructor from SCFA after 26 years of service. JP currently works in the industrial sector assisting with onsite emergency response teams and safety department when needed. He is OSHA 30 certified and a credentialled NFPA 1403 Live Fire Evolution Instructor. During JP's tenure as a volunteer Fire Captain, JP was the only volunteer at CFD to get Blue Card Incident Command national certification. When not working or teaching, JP spends time with his wife and 3 grandsons.
Doug has 20 years of experience in the municipal, military and DOD fire service. He started his career in Pennsylvania reaching the rank of Captain prior to his move to South Carolina. He currently serves as a full time Firefighter/Engineer for Fort Gordon Fire and Emergency Services. He holds an Associates of Fire Science degree, and is a NFPA 1403 credentialed Live Fire instructor as well as a NR-EMT. His extensive experience in medical, technical rescue and hazardous materials response combined with his passion for developing competent responders led him to teach for the E-MED team.
Robert is a Battalion Chief in Columbia, SC with 25 years in the fire service. Rob has has been teaching municipal and industrial emergency response for nearly 20 years. In 2022, Rob completed his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University. Rob's current role with E-med is the Operations Manager over the day-to-day operations including compliance programs and instructor development training.
Rob is E-Med's senior instructor with specialties in Hazmat, fire brigade leadership, OSHA On-scene Incident Commander, along with all the other initial industrial response training programs, covering all of E-Med's training disciplines.
Rob shares that his greatest accomplishment is his family!
Battalion Chief (Retired) Steve Curry was a member of the Columbia Fire Department for 25 years and served as the Chief of Training for 5 years as well as an Operations Battalion Chief. Steve has been instructing at the South Carolina Fire Academy for the past 23 years primarily focusing on Hazmat training programs and is a Lead Instructor with FEMA Homeland Security at the Center of Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama where he has been teaching hazardous materials and WMD classes for the past 15 years. Steve is also an Instructor for SERTC remote delivery in Pueblo, CO. Before retirement, he served as the assistant hazmat team leader for the Midlands WMD Regional Response team and functioned as Safety Officer for the Midlands Type 3 IMT team and as also served SCTF-1 as a Hazmat Manger and Safety officer and with Columbia Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Team for over 16 years..