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Protective Mask – Basic User Certification

Most of US agencies have less than 50 sworn officers and, as a result, don’t have fully certified instructors for many force options and non-lethal weapons training needs.

The protective mask is the most important piece of equipment for any officer working in or around contaminated environments – especially with today’s threats.

Therefore, we have partnered with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay, WI to offer a series of basic-level certifications to help these agencies maintain their officer certification status — without compromising the officer’s time and without the extra expense for officer travel.

One of these programs is our Protective Mask – Basic User Certification program. This program is designed for agencies to train their officers in the use of ANY protective mask and in the tactics for working in contaminated environments.

This course is designed to enhance officer’s knowledge in how to select, inspect, clean, don, clear and seal protective masks — with a focus on simulating various visual and oxygen-deprivation situations an officer would experience in wearing a protective mask and drills needed for maintaining proficiency.

The course consists of 7 chapters — with each including a short video (~15 minutes) and an associated PowerPoint presentation (as a down-loadable PDF). In addition, a comprehensive course manual (downloadable PDF) is included for reference. All of these materials were updated in 2010.

At the end of each chapter, there is a 5-question quiz that must be passed (80% after 3 tries) to proceed to the next chapter.

Chapter Titles

Chapter 1: MSA – Protective Mask Instructor
Chapter 2: Important Concerns
Chapter 3: Parts Inspection
Chapter 4: Signs and Symptoms
Chapter 5: The Effects of Oxygen Deprivation
Chapter 6: Storage and Cleaning
Chapter 7: Protective Mask Drills

The price of this course if normally $99.00. However, for a limited period of time, the price has been reduced to $69.00.


Upon completion of this course you will be eligible to take the Protective Mask – Instructor Certification course, if you do so within 6 months.


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