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EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder

$84.95  $79.95

This EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder course has been approved for 8 Contact Hours (8 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE provider 56-0013.

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Who Should Take This Training?

This EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder course is intended for workers involved in emergency response at the operations level.

First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response with the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.

Each student is shipped the most current version of the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), which is required for use during this course. A downloadable version is also available to each student.

We also offer the OSHA Hazmat FRA Online Training Course.

Many people are under the false assumption that FRO refresher training needs to be a minimum of eight hours in length annually. This is because the traditional OSHA 8 Hour Refresher Course is required each year for those trained to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 24 Hour HAZWOPER levels per section (e) of the OSHA HAZWOPER Regulation. However, the refresher training requirement for the FROs is found in section (q), not section (e), of the HAZWOPER Standard.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: FRO training builds on FRA training.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder course is to address the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii)

First responder operations level. First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify:

  • Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques;
  • Knowledge in selection and use of proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level;
  • An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms;
  • Ability to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit;
  • Ability to implement basic decontamination procedures; and
  • An understanding of the relevant standard operating and termination procedures.
BLS/ALS Continuing Education Credits

This EMS-CEU ( 8 Hours) course has been approved for 8 Contact Hours (8 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019

Authorized IACET Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 8 Contact Hours (0.8 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Self-Paced

There's no need to finish training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume where you left off.

Entirely Online

This course is taken entirely online from any computer with high speed internet that meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.

Certificate

Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training.

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Instructor Hotline

Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or Instructor Hotline. Expect a response within 1 hour during business hours -- guaranteed within 24 hours.

6 Months to Complete

Take up to six months to complete your EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder training.

24/7 Support

Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.

Fully Narrated

Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.

Group Training

Enroll Multiple Students, take this training in a Group Setting, or learn about Volume Pricing.

About This Course

Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.

Course Exams

This course has a final exam based on the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Accreditation

Certificate of Completion

Download and print a certificate immediately upon completing the course.

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This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii). Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

EMS Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 8 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013, CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education.

Safety Unlimited's Accreditations

California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

California State Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education. Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013.

IACET Training Provider

IACET Authorized Training Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc., Provider #5660170-2, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

CAPCE Approved EMS-CE Training Provider

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321

Approved EMT-Basic (1) Education Program

Ventura County Healthcare Agency

Basic Life Support / Advanced Life Support Continuing Education Provider Approval Number #56-0013

AHA Authorized Training Site

American Heart Association

Authorized training site under training center #CA-2097

Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the EMS-CE (8 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder training requirement for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii).

This training should be combined with company-specific training on the employer's Emergency Response Plan (ERP), including policies and procedures for employees that respond to hazardous materials emergencies.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: FRO training builds on FRA training.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment an employer's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

Annual Refresher Training

This Hazmat First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder training requires annual refresher training, or a demonstration of competency, to keep current and comply with OSHA regulations. Refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.

If you require refresher training, visit our pages for Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher (4 hour or 8 hour), FRO Refresher (4-6 hour or 8 hour), or FRA Refresher.

Additional Training

Additional training may be warranted depending on the role of the emergency responder and his or her level of involvement. This may include site-specific training, additional emergency response training, and training in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to the hazards.

Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment or clothing used as part of emergency response is required and should be provided by your employer.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: ā€”FRO training builds on FRA training.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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Online Training with Mobile Devices

With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce that our courses are now available in HTML 5, making them compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of training are new, but weā€™ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. ā€¦ The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 8 hours to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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