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,” and Chapter 7, “Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i), (q)(6)(ii) and (q)(6)(iii) for Awareness-, Operations-, and Technician-level personnel.
This is a combined course of Awareness-, Operations-, and Technician-Level training.
This course does not meet the requirements of the 80-Hour Hazardous Materials Technician required by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU) certified through the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment
This course requires PPE Level 2 as described in the Student Safety Manual. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
You must wear regular work attire, including safety shoes, for training activities and classroom sessions. You may not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open-toed shoes to any class or field activity.
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/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/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+Determine scope of the problem+Determine potential outcomes+Plan Response Operations+Capabilities of operations level Personnel +Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards+Implement the response Operations+Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications+Implement protective actions+Perform operations level tasks+Evaluate Progress+Communicate Status+Analyze the incident Technician+Collect and Interpret hazard and response information+Determine scope of the problem+Describe type and extent of damage to containers+Predict the behavior of released materials and containers +Estimate the size of endangered area +Plan a Response +Describe response objectives and options+Select PPE for action options+Select Technical decontamination Process+Develop a site-safety plan+Implement the response Technician+Perform duties of Hazmat position within ICS+Don, Doff, and Work in Technician level PPE+Perform Offensive control options+Perform decon functions+Evaluate effectiveness of control functions+Evaluate effectiveness of decon+Terminating the Incident Technician+Incident Debrief and Critique+Reports and documentation
- Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction, and who are expected to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/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
- Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of analyzing the incident, selecting appropriate PPE and decontamination procedures, and implementing action options to mitigate the incident.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
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.
Texas Annual Fire Training School
If you are attending this course as part of Annual Fire Training School
taught March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional
Annual Schools require that you use the registration form. You can print the Annual School registration form and mail it with a check, or fax it to (979)
847-9304 with an approved/signed Purchase Order. Only Annual School registration forms will be accepted.
- A $50.00nlate fee will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline for the Annual Fire Training School.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes