DES firefighters, police host hazardous material training

By U.S. ArmyDecember 18, 2008

Maryland Fire Rescue Institute instructor Joe McNeese explains the importance of a self contained breathing air pack and how it works.
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Police Officer Judson Johnson trains in a total encapsulating level A entry suit.Johnson and other Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem  firefighters and police officers and Forest Park Fire Department firefighters teamed up in early December for hazardous material training.Each certification level is a DoD and International Fire Service Administration Firefighter certification requirement. The training included awareness, operations and technician and incident command levels proficiencies.Employees will now be able perform an array of duties at a hazardous material emergency, including decontamination, research, fully encapsulated entry, chemical testing and incident command.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Police Officer Judson Johnson trains in a total encapsulating level A entry suit.Johnson and other Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem firefighters and police officers and Forest Park Fire Department firefighters teamed up in early December for hazardous material training.Each certification level is a DoD and International Fire Service Administration Firefighter certification requirement. The training included awareness, operations and technician and incident command levels proficiencies.Employees will now be able perform an array of duties at a hazardous material emergency, including decontamination, research, fully encapsulated entry, chemical testing and incident command. (Photo Credit: Roger Snell, USAG Safety) VIEW ORIGINAL
DES police officer Fredric Wilcox gets familiar with a self contained breathing apparatus.
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