This eight-hour course is delivered in your jurisdiction and focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies.
This course takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsUnderstand recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques for explosive devices when used as WMDs +Prevention and Deterrence +Identification of Hazardous Material and the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) +Chemical Agents +Biological Agents +Radiological Materials and Nuclear Weapons +Explosive Devices
- Fire Department personnel
- Law Enforcement personnel
- Public Works personnel
- County/State/Federal Responders
- Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers
- Public Health and Health Care workers
- The Private Sector
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement this course is available at no direct cost to state, county and local government agencies.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Government ProgramsGSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact email@example.com or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 878-8900