Tactical Hazardous Materials Operations for Surface Transportation (THMOST)
This 40 hour course is designed to provide participants with advanced knowledge and practical skills needed to respond to a complex, tactical surface transportation incident involving HazMat/WMD. Participants will then learn to operate real tactical weapons using Simunitions non-lethal training weapons and ammunition while wearing protective clothing and respiratory systems. Participants will learn to respond properly to emergency incidents involving various modes of mass transit transportation, including heavy medium and light rail systems, commercial and school buses, and trolleys. Students will learn to select the Personal Protective Equipment and respiratory protection for the threat presented in any emergency. Students will learn how to use monitoring equipment to help them determine what type of HazMat/WMD students may be confronting. Students will conduct site assessments, determine which level of protective equipment is appropriate for various situations, develop tactical plans and conduct tactical assaults on full-scale passenger train cars, locomotives, commercial buses and school buses. Students will be involved in a variety of “Shoot, Don’t Shoot” situations utilizing simunitions. Scenarios also involve “Active Shooter” role playing. After receiving the curriculum and participating in the scenario-based incidents, successful participants will be capable of overseeing and performing surface transportation emergency response activities during real life incidents.