Montana State University
Firefighters working

Hazerdous Materials Testing

Awareness Testing

The following photo's are for use with Fire Fighter 1 Testing.
The scene numbers correspond with the numbers in the Fire Fighter 1
Certification Test Documentation Booklet.

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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) | Poison Label | Aircraft Dangerous Goods Sheet
Train 1 | Train 2 | Train 3

Operations Testing

The following photo's are for use with Fire Fighter 1 Testing.

5.2 Competencies

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5.2.1.2.2 Facility Container





5.2.1.3.2 Pesticide Label (View)


5.2.1.3.3 Radioactive Container



Pipeline Sign



Scenario #1 You are dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on the interstate. Upon arriving on the scene you encounter the driver of a tractor trailer. The trailer is in the ditch on its side. The driver states that he is transporting a full load of Chlorine.

Scenario #2 You are dispatched to the local bulk petroleum plant to a vehicle on fire. Upon arriving on scene you are met by the plant manager. He states that they were filling a transport trailer when they encountered a problem. The pump used to load the trailer caught fire and the trailer is now venting. They were loading Propane into a semi trailer.

Scenario #3 You are dispatched to a strong odor from the city water treatment plant. Upon arriving on scene you are contacted by the facility manager. He states that they were receiving there monthly load of chlorine when they encountered a leaky fitting. Currently they have a crew inside trying to fix the connection. You notice a strong smell of chlorine and visually see a mirky cloud inside the warehouse.

Scenario #4 You are dispatched to a local residential home for a report of their CO detector alarming. Upon arriving on scene you make contact with the home owner. He states that they have been having furnace problems as of late and had a repair person out to service it the day before. They awoke to the furnace running and the CO detector alarming. Currently everyone is out of the home.

Scenario #5 You are dispatched to a train derailment in the center of town. There are five cars that have been involved in a derailment. The three of the five cars are labeled Chlorine and the other two cars are labeled Sulfuric Acid. The incident has occurred in a residential part of the city. The train tracks operate approximately 100 ft. behind a housing development. There is a nursing home located three blocks to the south of the incident. And a elementary school located 5 blocks to the south east. It is 2:00 in the afternoon, sunny warm afternoon with winds from the north west 5-10 mph.

Scenario #6 You are dispatched to a fire at the local dry cleaning facility. As you arrive on scene you notice a 704 diamond on the side of the building Red 4, Blue 3, yellow 2 and white W and line through it. It is 1:00 am on a Sunday morning in March. Temperatures are in the low 30’s and there is a slight wind from the south west. It is lightly snowing.

Scenario #7 Initial engine company of a three engine response arrives on scene at 02:00 Hrs to find a mixed cargo trailer with an orange placard on fire. The trailer is located at a construction site on a north bound interstate highway. The first arriving officer establishes command and his size up includes the following:

E1 on scene with a large enclosed trailer on fire that is labeled with an orange placard. There are no visible exposures the site appears vacant.
This will be a non-intervention incident with an isolation distance of a half mile.
E1 will be I-15 command. He positions command a .5 mile south to block traffic.

Initial assignments include: positions 2nd due engine North side of incident to establish .5 mile isolation blocking traffic. Requests highway patrol to nearest N/S interchanges to redirect traffic. Requests local law enforcement to block adjacent secondaries within .5 mile of incident. He assigns his 3rd arriving officer to logistic who contact the State Highway Department

Scenario #8 A local fire department receives an alarm for gasoline leaking from a pick up at a local shopping complex. The initial assignment is one 3-man engine. First arriving company officer provides us with the following:

E1 is on scene of what appears to be gas leaking from a pick up truck with other vehicles parked on both sides. This will be a offensive operation E1 will be located 50 Yds upwind, South side and will be pulling a preconnect and be out investigating.. E1 will be “Market Place Command.”

Investigation reveals: driver reports his pick up has two 20 gallon gas tanks, but believes only one is leaking. At this time approximately 5 gallons of fluid on the ground. Leak appears to be relatively slow and from bottom of tank.

The company officer discusses the problem with his personnel and relates the following objectives: Isolate 25 meter radius minimum with cones and eliminate possible ignition sources. Place absorbent (dry dirt carried on Engine) material to control spread of gas.

Check LEL
Consider plugging hole if possible
Before making his assignments the CO clearly communicates to his fire fighters his primary concern of another shopper with a lit cigarette or another ignition source stumbling into the incident.

Initial assignments include:
finish donning SCBA
Charge line
assigns his FF to man charged line
Engineer and Capt dump 5 gal of dirt then mark perimeter while checking LEL

A 10 percent LEL is present immediately under the vehicle but none beyond

The hole is found to be dime sized and easily plugged a gas kit. Gas soaked dirt is removed.

Technician Testing

The following photo's are for used for the Hazardous Materials Technician training.

7.2.1.1.1 Competencies

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7.2.1.1.2 Intermodal Tanks

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7.2.1.1.3 Cargo Tanks

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7.2.1.1.4 Facility Storage Tanks

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7.2.1.1.5 Non Bulk Packaging

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7.2.1.1.6 Radioactive Materials Packaging

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7.2.1.2 Identify the approximate capacity of the following containers

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Transportation #1


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7.2.1.3 Radioactive material label