Riddle Me This
Through the use of demonstrations and short lectures the student will see the application of colorimetric tubes along with wet chemistry as another method for hazardous substance detection and family identification.
Morning - Decision Matrix presented with gas meter discussion and practical
Afternoon - Practicum based upon the morning lecture for information retention and added information
The hazardous materials response community has been overwhelmed with detection technologies in the past few years. Most of these devices give the responder a variety of information, the key is to understand what we are
using and why. The approach is a simple look at the sample, and based upon what observations are made; certain chemical families will arise. This course will guide the responder through a matrix of decision points
which are rooted in the chemistry of hazardous materials. A hands-on educational approach is used in order for the first responder to work through the decision process. Practicum will highlight the use of technologies
and techniques for the risk assessment of an unidentified substance.
To provide knowledge, skills, and application to personnel who may respond to HazMat/WMD incidents, and to enhance the safety of responders in such incidents. Through the use of monitoring instruments and wet chemistry techniques
the student will learn how to characterize the incident through the use of chemistry II principles.