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This 4hr course pertains to NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials. This four-hour course provides the student with a basic understanding of the current technology of air monitoring equipment and Liquid detection equipment.  At the conclusion of this course, the student will be familiar with current gas detection technology theory, liquid corrosive risks and flammable liquid risks.  Students will have the opportunity to practice skills discussed during class at the end of the course with the equipment provided by LETS.


Class Objectives:

  • 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 – Corrosive risks and classifier strips

  • Module 7 – Practical Skills


What Class Equipment is provided:


Air Monitoring x 6 (MSA Altairs)

Air Monitoring sampling props

PH Paper Classifier strips, PH paper

Liquid materials for PH skills 

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