Emergency Responder Technician for Water Treatment Facilities

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40 Hours


This 40-hour course is designed to provide the knowledge and expertise needed for responding to releases of hazardous materials above and beyond the level of defensive containment. Students will be instructed in methods and practices of identification of hazards and procedures for taking aggressive action to control the hazards by stopping the release and cleaning up the material.

Personal Protective Equipment

Each student will need the following for the Dressout Exercises on the final day:

  • Level A Suit (preferred), OR
  • Level B Suit (minimum)
  • Evidence of completion of SCBA Training & Mask Fit Tests


  • General properties of Chlorine
  • Toxicity of Chlorine
  • Health Effects
  • First Aid
  • Packaging / Bulk Distribution
  • Proper levels of personal protection
  • Using the standard Chlorine Emergency Kits (A, B & C Kits)


Chlorine Emergency Kits will be provided by the hosting organization.


Training shall be based on the duties and functions to be performed by each responder in an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all responders shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with 29CFR- 1910.120(q)(6)(iii) [CalOSHA is 8CCR§5192(q)(6)(C)].