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Evidence Collection in a Hazardous Materials Environment

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Center-Domestic Preparedness

61 Responder Drive

Anniston, AL 36205

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This class is held at the Center for Domestic Prepredness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. The student is provided with airfare, meals, and lodging at no cost. You must be employed full or part-time in law enforcement or fire services in the state of Utah to attend the training.

Target Audience/Disciplines

Law Enforcement, Fire Service, and Hazardous Materials technicians who require training and practice in hazardous evidence collection.

Overview

Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC) is a four-day course, during which responders receive instruction in hazardous evidence preservation and sampling, field screening, evaluating physical evidence, responsibilities of evidence collection teams, and methods for evidence documentation and packaging. Students perform advanced, practical tasks in the Nation's only toxic chemical-agent training facility, the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Training Facility.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Plan a response to a criminal hazardous-materials incident.

  • Conduct preliminary survey of crime scene.

  • Document the crime scene.

  • Collect hazardous evidence.

  • Screen evidence for corrosiveness, flammability, oxidation, radioactivity, and volatile organic compounds.

  • Release the crime scene.

  • Don and doff Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level C

Email me with any questions:

Art Deyo adeyo@utah.gov

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 3.2 continuing education units for this program.

Nursing through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 32, Continuing Medical Education, through University of Alabama at Birmingham (additional allied health professionals may be able to apply for these continuing medical education units): 32

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