Tactical Chemistry

Instructor: Chris Weber

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Francis Tuttle Technology Center


Tactical decisions at hazardous materials emergencies are heavily influenced by the released chemicals and their properties.  Using NFPA 470 as the framework, we will make tactical decisions at hazardous materials incidents fall into place using chemical demonstrations, scenario-based exercises, and hands-on chemical identification exercises using a variety of air-monitoring ns sample identification equipment.  We will examine the effect of chemical class, concentration, and complexity of mixtures on detection, identification and product control.  The class is highly interactive with students leading the direction of the class as we discuss scenarios culled from the news to illustrate the chemistry of hazardous materials.