Certified by the CSTI (California Specialized Training Institute) – Cal OES
The objective of this Classroom 8 Hour First Responder Operations (FRO) Decontamination course is to train personnel who have been previously trained to the OSHA HAZWOPER First Responder Operations (FRO) level to conduct responder decontamination as a part of an organized response to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction or the release of hazardous materials (hazmat).
This training focuses on implementing responder decontamination with the equipment and personnel on hand during a hazmat incident in the jurisdiction where the student works in support of the local hazmat team members. FROs that are expected to conduct responder decontamination for their respective hazmat teams should be knowledgeable on the use of any specialized decontamination equipment in their inventory.
The intent of this course is to train FROs to perform responder decontamination in any level of chemical protection (even as high as Level A PPE) for any type of chemical spill, including weapons of mass destruction, under the direct supervision of a Decontamination Leader.
Participants who desire to take this training should have already had training equal to, or greater than, First Responder Operations (FRO), as defined in the OSHA HAZWOPER regulation. Proof of FRO training is required prior to attendance.
Additionally, participants must have had sufficient training in Respiratory Protection that includes the ability to don and doff a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Students are encouraged, although not required, to bring an SCBA to training. If students do not have an SCBA available, one will be provided.
The California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) and the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) serve as critical components in providing emergency training programs to professionals who strive to protect and rescue citizens in harm. Training certification will be granted under California Government Code Section 8574.19-23 and California Code of Regulations Title 19, Sections 2510-2560.
This course will be taught by a CSTI Certified Outreach Instructor who has successfully completed this CSTI course AND a CSTI Instructor Certification Course.
The CSTI Course Code is FROD, and the CA-Approval is CA-023-RESP
Currently, Safety Unlimited instructors are only authorized for classroom delivery of this training. Classroom training is offered both through open enrollment or by employers hosting their own on-site training. You can request a quote to have on-site training conducted at your location.
The 8-hour CSTI/Cal OES version of this training has not been approved for online course delivery.
Each participant who successfully completes this course will be issued a state certificate from CSTI/Cal OES. While a downloadable temporary certificate is available within 24 hours of completion, the certificate from the State of California takes up to 3 weeks for delivery.
This training will take a minimum of 8 hours to complete. Our standard 1-day delivery format is one 8-hour day. Other options are available for client-hosted classes.
This 8-hour class is typically scheduled on the day following one of our open-enrollment CSTI Certified 16 Hour First Responder Operations (FRO) classes for those students who may need to take both classes.
The CSTI 8-Hour First Responder Operations Decontamination (FRO-Decon) classroom course will cover the following topics:
|Welcome, Course Introduction, and Overview||0.5|
|Basics of Responder Decontamination||2.0|
|PPE and Medical Considerations||1.0|
|Review and Exercise Briefing||0.5|
|Responder Decontamination Exercise||3.0|
|Exercise Debrief and Course Close||1.0|