HazMatIQ is a training system formulated from more than 50 years of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) response experience. Traditional HazMat response is founded on the principles of industrial hygiene, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry. While these foundations are valuable in the right setting, HazMatIQ has revolutionized first responder training by turning the focus away from mastering textbooks and onto the critical knowledge needed to make a simple decision: Can I make entry to effectuate a rescue?
The textbook is provided at no cost to the student by the program.
All necessary Personal Protective Equipment for this course will be provided. Medical monitoring will be performed as needed prior to any training field activities. Medical monitoring must show a student’s blood pressure to be below the NFPA 1582 Stage 2 Hypertension standard (i.e., systolic pressure greater than or equal to 160 mm Hg or diastolic pressure greater than or equal to 100 mm Hg). Students who cannot meet this standard will not be allowed to participate in training field activities that are required to complete the course.
Lodging is provided at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC) Staff Development Center at no cost for students who reside outside 50 miles of the training site.
Due to the remote location of JESTC, lunch is provided for all students, and additionally, breakfast is provided for students who require lodging at the Staff Development Center.