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Course Description

H-500 - HazMat Technician - Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Certification

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic skill set to satisfy the minimum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s State Certified Hazardous Material Technician. All skills testing will be conducted during the second week of training. This course meets or exceeds the NFPA 472 Chapter 7 Compentencies for Hazardous Materials Technician and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician level personnel.
Click here to view the skills sheet for this course.

Number of Students
:*  12 minimum / 30 maximum 

Instructional Staff
:   One (1) Course Coordinator, two (2) Lead Instructors, and five (5) Commission approved Technician skill evaluators provided by host agency.

Host Facility:
Must be an approved site by TCFP 
• Must have 5 skill evaluators available during the length of the course who are able to conduct all skills listed in TCFP 80-Hour HazMat Technician Course.
Must be able to provide running stream for overflow and underflow dams
• Must have leaking high pressure railcar with chlorine fittings
• Have access to a leaking MC 306 DOT 406 trailer - including bonding and grounding capabilities
• Must have all 3 types of the leaking or (simulated) leaking chlorine containers. 
After completion of the class, the class host/participants will need to contact TCFP to schedule written testing. Certification is not part of the HMEP training.

Who should Attend: Emergency responders interested in receiving certification from the Texas Fire Commission.
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.

”Due to the nature of Hazardous Material training, you may be required to perform some physically strenuous activities for this class which may include wearing PPE. Therefore, we recommend all students have a current physical examination prior to class start date.”

Prerequisites & Other Information:
HazMat Awareness (H-100) and 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: 80.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Law Enforcement
Fire Service
Public Works

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class H-500 HazMat Technician - Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) CertificationSpring Fire Dept
Spring Fire Department Administration Bld.
Spring, TX 77373
10/14/2019 - 10/25/2019 3 View Details
Total of 1

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