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This course pertains to NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications 

This four hour course provides the student with a basic understanding of the current technology of air monitoring equipment.  At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with current gas detection technology theory and have a basic knowledge of the practical application of gas detection technology.  Students will have the opportunity to practice skills discussed during class at the end of the course with the equipment provided by LETS. 

  • Module 1 – Instrument overview

  • Module 2 – Review of basic chemical principles

  • Module 3 – Oxygen sensor technology

  • Module 4 – Combustible gas sensors

  • Module 5 – Electrochemical sensors

  • Module 6 – Photo ionization detector

  • Module 7 – Practical Skills 


Classes may have a maximum of 30 students. Class contacts and locations for the courses will be determined by LETS.



  • All instructor fees

  • 4 Gas Meters for practical skills

  • Certification of completion 

  • Mileage 

  • Classroom props, visual aids , videos and handouts


Air Monitoring for Fire Department Operations meet or exceed all relevant standards with resumes available on request and are provided by with LETS.  

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