Hazardous Identification Testing Systems (HITS)

Instructor: Bob Coschignano - Hazmat 101 Consultants

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Edmond Fire Training Center


The basics of research is one of the most important but confusing subjects on a hazardous materials incident.  Using the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HITS) the technician will be able to identify chemical properties of a substance or compound by simple field testing.  Conducting basic testing such field papers, flammability, and solubility the technician then may move into advance testing with detection equipment to classify a chemical into a chemistry group.  Although the technician may not be able to know the exact name following the HITS system, they should be able to recognize the general group in under 15 minutes.