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8 Hour CSTI First Responder Operations Decon (FRO-Decon)
(CSTI Certified and Accepted by California State Fire Marshall)

OSHA HAZWOPER (Section (q) - Hazmat Emergency Response)
$195.00

The objective of this 8 Hour CSTI First Responder Operations Decon (FRO-Decon)
(CSTI Certified and Accepted by California State Fire Marshall)
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 course has been approved for 8 Contact Hours (0.8 CEUs) of REHS Continuing Education Credits (Public Health Accreditation #044).

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About This Training

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.

Prerequisite Training

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.

What is CSTI-Cal OES Training?

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

How Long Is This Training?

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.

Is This Course Certified?

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.

How Else Can I Take This Course?

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.

REHS Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 8 Contact Hours (0.8 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

IACET Continuing Education Credits

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.

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What Topics Does This Training Cover?

The CSTI 8-Hour First Responder Operations Decontamination (FRO-Decon) classroom course will cover the following topics:

Block Title Hours
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
Total: 8.0

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