Emergency Response Training

32 Hr. Emergency Response Technician Course

Thank you for looking into our Emergency Response Training Program. Please review the following description of our 32 Hr. Emergency Response Technician Course. This course will split the training delivery between our training facility in Port Arthur, Texas, and the Calcasieu Emergency Response Training Center in Sulphur, Louisiana. Each training day will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 5 p.m.

Training Synopsis

This will be an Emergency Response Technician Course. This training is designed to serve as refresher training for Emergency Responders who have already completed the basic requirements for the training listed below. All blocks of instruction will be presented by certified instructors who will facilitate all blocks of classroom instruction and conduct all field training evolutions. The blocks of instruction to be provided will meet or exceed all federal statutory requirements and industry consensus standards. Those Occupational Health & Safety Administration requirements and National Fire Protection Association standards to be addressed will include:

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120

  • Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response
  • Emergency Response

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146

  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.156

  • Industrial Fire Brigades

NFPA 472:

  • Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents

NFPA 600:

  • Standard on Industrial Fire Brigades

NFPA 1081:

  • Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade
  • Member Professional Qualifications

NFPA 1561:

  • Standard on Emergency Services
  • Incident Management Systems

NFPA 1670:

  • Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents

Topics covered during course delivery will include the following:


  • Basic ICS/NIMS Concepts
  • Developing Strategic Goals & Tactical Objectives
  • Roles & Responsibilities of the Command & General Staff Positions
  • Organizing & Managing the Incident
  • Single Command vs. Unified Command
  • Introduction to NIMS
  • Classes: ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800, O-305
    IMT, position-specific

Day Two: Hazardous Materials Technician

  • Site Management & Control
  • Identifying the Problem
  • Hazard & Risk Evaluation
  • Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment Selection
  • Information Management & Resource Coordination
  • Developing & Implementing Response Objectives
  • Decontamination
  • Terminating the Incident

Day Three: Confined Space Rescue

  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Equipment
  • Knots
  • Mechanical Advantage Systems
  • Patient Packaging
  • Scenario Based Training Evolutions

Day Four: Exterior Industrial Firefighting (all topics will be covered during live fire evolutions)

  • Firefighter Safety
  • Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus/Respiratory Protection
  • Hose Handling
  • Firefighting Tactics
  • Firefighting Foam
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Operations
  • Live Fire Training with Class B Fuels

Course Delivery

This 32 Hr. Emergency Response Technician Course will accommodate between five (5) and twenty (25) students per class. The first three days of the training will be conducted at our training facilities in Port Arthur, Texas. The fourth day of training will be conducted at the Calcasieu Emergency Response Training Center in Sulphur, Louisiana. The training day will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. Call for schedule and availability.

For additional information, please contact:

Training & Rescue Services
1717 W. 13th Street
Deer Park, TX, 77536

Curtis Galloway
Phone: (281) 930-1200
Fax: (281) 478-0296

Port Arthur
5048 Houston Avenue
Port Arthur, TX 77640

Troy Jones
Phone: (409) 983-5646
Fax: (409) 983-5851

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