Initial Monitoring for First Arriving Hazmat Responders

Instructor: Brian Ramsey

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center


This course examines the strengths and weaknesses of standard 4 gas instruments that are carried by many hazmat teams and first arriving fire apparatus. In today’s world critical decision making is predicated on not only using instrumentation but using it correctly. This class goes into essential decision making when using a 4 gas instrument for qualitative and quantitative monitoring at hazardous materials incidents. Participants will understand the following concepts.

T-90 time and its relevance to accuracy

Correction factors and when to apply.

Common mistakes using air monitoring equipment.