This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness-Level Personnel,” Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders,” Chapter 6.2, “Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) and (q)(6)(ii) for Awareness and Operations-Level Personnel.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
You must wear for training activities and classroom sessions
- regular work attire
- safety shoes
You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course
TopicsAnalyze the incident+Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)+Survey a HazMat/WMD incident from a safe location+Initiate protective actions+Initiate the notification process+Collect hazard information from the current edition of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)+Determine scope of the problem+Determine potential outcomes+Plan a response+Capabilities of operations level personnel+Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards+Implement the response+Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications+Implement protective actions+Perform operations level tasks+Evaluate Progress+Communicate Status
- Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving HazMat/WMD and who are expected to recognize the presence of the HazMat/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area
- Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+CE
Courses will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
You can use the above online registration link or our registration form. Please fill it out, print it, and fax it to (979) 458-4368.
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.