Chemistry Fundamentals



By the end of this 1-day course, which incorporates a mixture of presentation, case studies, practical and Table-top exercises, participants will be able to:
  • Understand chemistry and chemical terminology
  • Identify different chemical types, reactions and properties
  • Describe the nature of chemical substances e.g. appearance, ongoing reactions, using relevant terminologies as part of dealing effectively with incidents

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at Fire Officers, Operators of DIM analysis equipment and other Emergency Service personnel who are required to attend incidents involving hazardous chemicals. This course is particularly useful as a refresher to those who have already undergone HAZCHEM training.

Course Contents

  • Basic introduction to chemistry
  • Chemistry of organic compounds and how this relates to risk assessing an incident
  • Chemistry of inorganic compounds
  • Properties of chemical substances and associated potential hazards
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids and bases
  • CBRN chemicals
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