ERSI Program Descriptions

Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness (online)
This course will provide participants with the knowledge required to identify bloodborne pathogens and to protect against exposure. The course meets requirements established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Hazardous Materials Response Awareness (online)
This training is intended to meet HAZWOPER requirements for Awareness Level Personnel who may be the first on the scene at a hazardous materials incident.

It does NOT provide the necessary skills required to perform emergency response activities beyond the Awareness Level.
Incident Command System Awareness (online)
As a result of completing this course, participants will be able to implement an Incident Command System during the initial stages of an emergency. Although the course does not qualify participants to serve as an Incident Commander, it will explain what actions to take to control the situation before the Incident Commander arrives. This course also serves as a refresher training for Incident Commanders.
Lockout Tagout (LOTO) (online)
This course is an introduction to the concept of Lockout Tagout, meeting the requirements set forth in NFPA 70E and OSHA 1910.147.
Confined Space Rescue Awareness (online)
This course was designed to provide Confined Space Rescue training at the Awareness Level. By successfully completing this program, you will meet the objectives for an Awareness Level responder, as described in National Fire Protection Association 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications.
Container Inspcetions (online)
In this course you will learn how to conduct inspections of containers in order to reduce the threats posed by terrorism.
Emergency Operations Center (online)
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge that will be necessary when activating an Emergency Operations Center in response to any disaster that may cause an interruption to business operations.
Emergency Response Planning (online)
This course focuses on the plans that facilities must prepare to protect their employees and the surrounding community from potential emergencies. Participants will learn how to use the National Response Team's guide for developing an Emergency Response Plan to cover fires, explosions, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescues, emergency medical incidents, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism.
Evacuation Coordinator (online)
In this course you will learn the legal requirements for evacuation and in-place sheltering. They will also learn how to recognize emergency conditions, how to report an emergency, and how to direct and assist other employees during different types of emergencies.
Opioid Overdose Emergency (online)
In this program you will be learning about using Narcan during an opioid over dose emergency.
Severe Bleeding and Tourniquets (online)
In this course you will learn the types of bleeding as well as how to apply bandages and dressings. You will review the primary principles of severe bleeding control, and you will learn the steps in applying a combat tourniquet.
Unified Command (online)
In this course you will learn how to effectively utilize the Unified Command system while responding to an emergency involving multiple agencies.

Air Monitoring / Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (instructor led)
In this 8-hour program participants will learn how to use a 4-gas monitor during a confined space rescue and a hazardous materials emergency, as well as learn how to ensure the monitor is working properly. Participants will also identify the components of an SCBA, don and doff the equipment, and use the SCBA in normal and emergency operations.
Confined Space Permit Issuer (instructor led)
This 16/24 -hour course will focus on proper techniques for evaluating confined space hazards and completing the proper documentation. Content includes hazards, monitoring, roles of various personnel, ventilation, protective equipment, and filling out a permit.
Confined Space Rescue: Basic (instructor led)
This course is for rescue personnel who will be making rescues from limited types of confined spaces. This includes vertical spaces where the opening is easy to move through; the entrant is visible from the opening and is easy to remove; and the hazards are minimal. These types of rescues will require the use of a self-contained breathing apparatus.
Emergency Response Team Block Refresher (instructor led)
The 40-hour block refresher includes refresher training in Incident Command, Incipient Fire, Air Monitoring, Spill Response, SCBA, EMS and Confined Space Rescue.
Electric Vehicle Energency Response (instructor led)
The 4-hour course is designed to provide first and secondary responders with information necessary to safely address incidents involving electric and hybrid-electric vehicles that have been involved in a collision, or that are on fire, or that are submerged in water. It includes an overview of vehicle components typical of electric or hybrid-electric vehicles. The program includes PowerPoint presentation, hands-on review, and table-top discussions.
First Aid, CPR, AED, BBP (instructor led)
In this 24-hour program participants will learn how to perform basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator to start a patient’s heart to increase the chance for survival.
Hazardous Materials First Responder, Awareness Level (instructor led)
In this 8-hour program, participants will learn how to recognize a hazardous material release, how to assess the risk of the release, and how to report the release to the proper authority.
Hazardous Materials First Responder, Operations Level (instructor led)
In this 24-hour program, participants will learn how to respond to an emergency release in a defensive fashion. Topics include assessing risks, using PPE, confining releases and implementing decontamination.
Incident Command System for ERT Members (instructor led)
This course will provide participants with the ability to manage any type of emergency that may occur at their location. In this course participants will learn how to make the critical decisions that will protect employee safety and protect Company assets. The participants will practice managing various types of emergencies.
Incipient Fire Fighting (instructor led)
This 24-hour class will provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to control incipient fires using portable extinguishers and low volume hose lines. During the program, participants will extinguish several live fires using a propane fire simulator.
Inspection and Testing of Sprinkler Systems (instructor led)
The primary focus of this 24-hour program is the skills required to inspect and test water-based fire protection systems. In hands-on workshops, participants will learn how to conduct inspections and tests of the water distribution system. Participants will also learn about the specialty fire protection systems at their facility.
Machine Rescue Operations (instructor led)
This 24-hour course is designed to provide emergency responders with the knowledge and skills required to remove individuals from conveyors, lift tables, gear drives, and other simple machinery. The program does not address techniques specific to large presses or robotic equipment. The classroom portion includes modules on hazards, medical considerations and incident command. The hands-on workshops include practice related to stabilization, energy control, disassembly, cutting, and lifting/spreading.
Pathfinder (instructor led)
In this 16-hour program, participants will learn how to assist outside response agencies who are responding to emergencies at the facility. Program content includes company emergency procedures, critical information to provide responding agencies, personal protective equipment required and hazard recognition.
Rescue From Trees (instructor led)
Comprehensive program that addresses the rescue of arborists, hunters, parachutists, and individuals not already in a harness. It explores important safety and operational aspects not found in similar classes. There is a strong emphasis on gaining access to victims and work positioning in trees as well as training on chain saw handling, knowledge of limbing and bucking techniques and safety considerations. Other modules include performing a risk assessment, anchoring and rigging physics, team logistics, patient packaging options and more. Participants must have previous rope rescue training.
Rope Rescue (instructor led)
This course is designed to provide industrial responders with the rope rescue capabilities required at two types of emergencies. The first are incidents where a patient needs to be move from elevated or below grade environment commonly found in confined spaces and a variety of industrial and construction related settings. The second is that of performing rescues of workers who have fallen from structural steel (or similar environments) and are suspended by a personal fall arrest system, such as a shock-absorbing lanyard.