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 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders” and Chapter 6.2, “Competencies for Operations Level Responders Assigned Mission-Specific Responsibilities,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.
This course consists of both classroom and field exercises.
Completion of training for all competencies of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel.”
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Wear regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- 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.
TopicsAnalyzing the incident+Detecting the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)+Determining scope of the problem+Determining potential outcomes+Planning a response+Capabilities of Operations-level personnel+PPE/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards+Implementing the response+Establishing Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications+Implementing protective actions+Performing Operations-level tasks+Evaluating Progress+Communicating Status
Personnel who respond to emergencies involving HazMat/WMD 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)
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 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.