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EPA Training for Emergency Response Operations and Incident Support for Contaminated Patients

EPA Training

While the information contained in this news article was current and accurate when we posted it, it may not necessarily represent current WVOEMS policy or procedure. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 304-558-3956.

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:37 AM

On May 21 & 22, 2011 there will be an EPA class offered for all medical personnel that could be involved in Hazardous Materials Operations starting at 0800 each day.  This is 16 hour class designed for the emergency medical providers whose role will primarily be decontamination of a contaminated patient(s) or possibly contaminated patient(s), either from an industrial accident or mass-casualty accident. This class includes hands-on exercises using personal protective equipment. There are no pre-requisites for the class. The class meets NFPA 473 requirements.  If your agency has individual(s) planning to attend please send an email to or fax the information to Princeton Rescue Squad at (304) 431-3518  Att. Don Renn with the name(s) of individuals planning to attend the class.

Due to limited seating, registration for the class needs to be received by May 6, 2011.

Directions to the class and lodging locations will be sent to individual or agencies attending.

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