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IAFF Approved Radiological Hazard Response Specialist Course


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Radioactive Materials Specialist Training - IAFF Pro-Board Certified Training to meet NFPA 472 CH18 competencies for the HazMat Tech with a Radiological Hazard Specialty. Course takes an in-depth look at atomic theory, sources of radiation, radioactive decay, units of measurement, measuring radiation vs. contamination, biological effects of radiation, radiation hazards and radiation protection principles are included. Site selection, exclusion zone marking, exposure mapping, survey planning and conduction, contamination monitoring and exposure control. Radiation response data collection, reporting and reach back criteria will be covered. Comprehensive practical applications and hands-on exercises will reinforce training.

Pre-requisites: Hazardous Materials Technician/Successful completion of Hazmat Tech pre-test.

Location: DRC Armory Room 301, 1257 South 2nd Ave., Pocatello
For accommodation questions or needs please contact ISU Disability Services at (208)282-3599, or email