Course curriculum

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    Oscar's Observation Forum

    • Oscar's Introduction

    • Lets review the case

    • Phoenix Carbon Dioxide Call - Near miss

    • Cryogenic Carbon Dioxide Leak


HazMat Instructor

Oscar Lima

He is the Engineer/Paramedic, HazMat Technician with the First HazMat Battalion on Engine 245. Lead shift Instructor for the station house, and all around great guy. A true character in the comic series "HazMat Man". Check out his story:


Armando Bevelacqua

37 plus year veteran of the fire service and the recipient of the “In the Zone Award” “Level A Award” for leadership, service and support in education of the hazardous materials first response community, and the Dieter Heinz 2016 instructor of the year award. Retired from City of Orlando Fire Department, Orlando Florida where he served as Chief of Special Operations, Homeland Security and Emergency Medical Services Transport. He is published with topics on report writing for EMS providers, Emergency Medical Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents, Hazardous Materials Field Guide and Terrorism Handbook for Operational Responders and a Chemistry book geared for the first responder. Chief Bevelacqua serves on several federal, state and local committees. He holds membership to the Inter-Agency Board (IAB) for Training and Exercise development - IAB discussing issues affecting USAR and HazMat deployment, and training as it relates to terrorism and which have developed the national “Selected Equipment List” (SEL) for first responders. Technical Consultant and member to the NFPA 470 (472, 1072, 473), and 475 Technical Committees along with representation on the ASTM standards development committee for emergency response. Armando has assisted in the development of standards and protocols such as with Rocky Mountain Poison Control for the development of standardized Medical Protocol for the WMD event and for the State Department for WMD training of embassy delegates. His latest endeavor is to create educational videos and comics for the first response community. Educating new and seasoned responders to the ever-advancing technologies that are entering the first response arena.

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