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Course Description

AWR-358 - Hazardous Materials Awareness

Overview
The Hazardous Materials Awareness course provides attendees from all backgrounds with knowledge and practical experience in essential, awareness-level hazardous materials competencies as defined by NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The Hazardous Materials Awareness course provides students with training to proficiency in identifying hazardous materials; utilizing the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, utilizing hazard communication documents to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, and determining awareness-level personnel and public protective actions.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

•Identify hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction
•Identify awareness-level personal and public protective actions

Target Audience/Disciplines
The target audience for this course is personnel with awareness-level hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction responsibilities in their jurisdiction

This Course is offered with the PER-338 Hazardous Materials Basic Responder for Mass Casualty Incidents in one combined week at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.  

To register for this course, click on the following link and Apply:
https://cdp.dhs.gov/find-training/course/PER-338






Prerequisites & Other Information:

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible to attend the course, a candidate must have a requirement or responsibility to possess awareness-level knowledge and skills in the identification of hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction and the determination and communication of associated protective actions.



Cost:
No tuition is charged.


Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: Center for Domestic Preparedness
Sponsor: DHS-FEMA TEI
Disciplines: Elected Official
Emergency Management
Hazmat
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Public Health
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Public Works


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