1001 Hazmat

This course provides the student with the basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage the on-scene operations involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. As such, it focuses on those individuals in local jurisdictions who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. Upon successful completion of FF1 and Hazmat Ops, participants are eligible for the FF1 MN State Fire Certification Exam. 


Wanda McCoy

Wanda McCoy has been with Riverland Community College since 1999 and joined the Riverland Customized Training and Education team in 2002.  Her focus is on Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, CPR & First Aid training and providing job/occupational analysis as a Level 3 DACUM Facilitator.  Wanda is also the Minnesota State Chapter Coordinator for International Trauma Life Support and American Heart Association Affiliate Faculty.

Fire/EMS Training & Education Customized Training Representative