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 7, “Competencies for Hazardous Materials Technicians” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician-level personnel.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Students must be trained at the operations level to receive National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification at the end of the HazMat Technician course.
- Proof of Operations level training must be submitted prior to the end of class. Download the documentation for Pro Board certification requirements for more information.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Wear regular work attire, including safety shoes, 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.
TopicsAnalyze the incident+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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for action options+Select Technical decontamination Process+Develop a site-safety plan+Implement the response+Perform duties of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) position within Incident Command Systems (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+Incident Debrief and Critique+Reports and documentation+A, B, & C Chlorine Kits+MC306/406 Dome Clamp with Grounding and Bonding+Level A Dress out with SCBA+Drum Leak Repair and Over packing+Instrumentation Laboratory
Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) for the purpose of analyzing the incident, selecting appropriate PPE, 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.