Taming the Tiger by Transcaer

This course will review the physical properties of Ammonia, its hazards, the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, and typical storage. The live training will include entry into a live agent release and control of a leak. Not often do hazmat technicians get a chance to train in a live agent environment. This training is invaluable, important, and will meet the requirements for all hazmat teams. This training also qualifies for an 8-hour refresher for Hazardous Materials Technicians.


The textbook is provided at no cost to the student by the program.

Personal Protective Equipment

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.

Course Requirements

  • Have obtained a medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134. Each student MUST have a letter from their supervisor OR a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and that the student is medically able to wear respiratory protection equipment.
  • Be capable of lifting tools and equipment up to approximately 50 pounds, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Be capable of standing and walking for prolonged periods.
  • Be capable of donning, operating in, and doffing personal protective equipment to include being physically and mentally capable of wearing a respirator that conforms tightly to the face and/or equipment that encapsulates the head.


Lodging is provided at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC) Staff Development Center at no cost for students who reside outside of 50 miles from 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


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