Sat, Feb 20|
Bucks County Rescue Squad - Medic 143
EMS Response to Chemical Weapon Incidents
This course prepares students to identify patients that have been exposed to or contaminated with a chemical warfare agent (CWA), pharmaceutical-based agent (PBA) or select toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) using toxidromes and other tools, and to determine and execute the most appropriate action.
Time & Location
Feb 20, 2021, 8:00 AM EST – Feb 21, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Bucks County Rescue Squad - Medic 143, 143 King St, Bristol, PA 19007, USA
About the Event
About the Course
This course prepares students to identify patients that have been exposed to or contaminated with a chemical warfare agent (CWA), pharmaceutical-based agent (PBA) or select toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) using toxidromes and other tools, and to determine and execute the most appropriate course of casualty management including treatment and rapid decontamination techniques. This will be achieved with a combination of lecture training and breakout sessions.
What this course is: prehospital management of a casualty exposed to a chemical weapon, and basic DECON operations that can be conducted by EMS.
What this course is NOT: comprehensive CBRN / HAZMAT response training. Students should already have a basic understanding of principles of HAZMAT response and does not certify or authorize students to provide operations or care beyond their current SOPs/SOGs.
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of principles of HAZMAT and/or CBRN response.
About the Instructor: Kevin McAvenia
Kevin has been involved in the fire and EMS service since 2003 when he first became an explorer at a volunteer fire department. Since then, he has worked as a medical provider in urban, suburban, and rural EMS systems, as well as a firefighter, paramedic, technical rescue specialist, and hazardous materials technician in various capacities world-wide. He has supported Federal operations as a contractor throughout the world. He holds numerous advanced certifications and specialized training through a variety of Federal agencies, credentialed DHS instructor, and chairs the CBRN subcommittee of the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.
+$5.00 service fee
Course Registration Only.
+$5.00 service fee0
Course with Decon Kit
+$8.50 service fee
Includes Course Registration and an Individual Decon Kit. The IDK includes both FiberTect and RSDL. Designed for personnel that may encounter a CBRN Incident
+$8.50 service fee0
This allows you reserve a seat in the course and pay via agency purchase order, check or credit card at a later time. Payment is required prior to attending course.