Course content: This course meets the NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to HazMat/WMD Incidents, Chapter 4 and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(v) for Awareness level personnel.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
-Analyze the incident
-Detect the presence of hazardous Materials/WMD
-Survey a hazardous material/WMD incident from a safe location
-Collect hazard information from the content edition of the Department of Transportation (DOT)
-Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
-Implement the response
-Initiate protective actions
Number of Students:* 12 minimum
Instructor Staff: One (1) Instructor
Who should attend: Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving hazardous
materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and who are expected to recognize the presence of the HazMat/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area.
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 lodging reimbursement to attend HMEP funded classes. A requester will need the support of their supervisor to receive funding. Contact the HMEP Training Officer with questions TechHaz@tdem.texas.gov or 512-424-0052
How This Course is Offered:
This class is offered through TDEM's Technological Hazards Unit 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 register as a Training Coordinator. After you have registered as a Training Coordinator then click the link below “Training Coordinators can request this course by completing the Host Planning Sheet”.
No tuition is charged.
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 be eligible for these classes unless they also serve in a public sector volunteer position. Volunteers must apply through their public sector agencies. Texas residents only.
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