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Course Description

H-401 - HazMat Incident Command System

The course includes regulatory overview, implementation of emergency response plan, knowledge of state emergency response plan and federal regional response teams, an understanding of the risk associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing, hazardous materials terms, the incident command system to include the terminology used, and decontamination procedures. This 16 hour course is designed for all public sector employees/volunteer who may serve in the roll of Incident Commander during a significant hazardous material incident.

Number of Students:
12 minimum/30 maximum

Instructor Staff:
One (1) Instructor

Who should Attend:

Personnel who respond to emergencies involving HazMat/WMD as an incident commander and will be responsible for all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources.

*Rural County Host:
If you are hosting a class in a rural county (population 150,000 or less) you may not be required to meet the “minimum number of students” for this class. Rural County Residents may be eligible for travel, lodging and/or per diem reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of your supervisor to receive funding.

All HMEP Hazardous Material Courses offered through TDEM are compliant with OSHA 29CFR 1910.120, EPA 40CFR Part 311, NFPA Standard 472 and qualify for TCOLE credit. 

Course Objectives:

  • Analyze the incident
  • Plan a response
  • Approve response objectivess and options
  • Approve PPE for action options
  • Develop an Incident Action Plan
  • Implement the response
  • Implement Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Direct resources
  • Information trnasfer
  • Evaluate effectiveness of control functions
  • Evaluate effectiveness of decontamination
  • Terminating the incident
  • Incident debrief and critique
  • Reports and documentation
  • Transfer of Command

How this course is offered:
This class is offered through TDEM HazMat Preparedness Group as an onsite delivery at a location designated by the requesting jurisdiction. These classes are an open enrollment with the approval of the class host and TDEM. If you are a County Judge; Emergency Management Coordinator; Fire or Police Chief; Public Works Trainer, Training Coordinator or Officer then you may request this course by clicking "Request Course" below.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
Prefer HazMat Awareness (H-100) and HazMat First Responder Operations (H-200)

Students must be Public Sector Employees/Volunteers:
Students must be employed or used by a political subdivision (county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special districts, interstate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. Private sector, federal, non-profit/not for profit employees may not eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector/volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector departments.

Texas residents only.

No tuition is charged.

Course Specifics

Hours: 16.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Hazmat
Fire Service
Public Works
Law Enforcement
Emergency Management

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