The Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component of the Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment (EOCE) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to operate in a known or suspected contaminated environment. Participants will receive instruction on the specific US&R skills required to operate safely in contaminated environments. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform US&R operations in contaminated environments. This course is a General Training Requirement.
The EOCE ILT course is four hours of face-to-face training. Prior to attending this face-to-face training course, students must successfully complete the Computer-Based Training (CBT) component of the Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment course (Course Code: 9G5410) that is approximately eight hours.
The CBT component of this course is hosted for free by TEEX.
Complete the following prior to attending this ILT course:
- AWR-160 Terrorism Awareness for Emergency First Responders
- A course that meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 - Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations Level Training
- A course that meets the requirements of Respiratory Training per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 (k)
Each student must successfully complete the CBT component of the Enhanced Operations in the Contaminated Environment course (Course Code: 9G5410) via the TEEX eCampus Learning Management System prior to attending this half day instructor-led practical exercise driven portion of the course.
Members of FEMA US&R Task Forces should complete the exact same CBT course (Course Code: 9G5410) at www.esf9training.org which is a Learning Management System created by TEEX for the FEMA National US&R Response System. This Learning Management System was specifically designed for US&R Task Forces to automatically track all of their training certificates, qualifications, expirations, and personnel deployability.
Course Completion Requirements
Each student must bring the following items to the Instructor-Led Training course:
- Task Force BDU and long sleeve shirts for all class days.
- Safety-toe boots
- Helmet with chin-strap
- Leather gloves
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsIntroduction to Task Force Operations in Contaminated Environments+US&R Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) Exercise+US&R Decontamination Exercise+Preparation Phase+Deployment Phase+Demobilization and Return-to-Readiness Phase
Continuing Education and Professional Credits0.6 CEUs
TEEX is the National Contract Training Provider for the FEMA National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) System and this course was developed under contract for US&R personnel. This ILT course is the same curriculum and instructors utilized for courses taught to the FEMA National US&R System.
TEEX has provided training to National US&R and SUSAR task forces since 1998. Your department can be confident that training will meet credentialing and validation requirements. TEEX adheres to all of the requirements set forth by the FEMA US&R Program Office.