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Course Description

H-204 - HazMat First Responder Awareness/Operations

This course meets or exceeds the NFPA 472 Chapter 4 Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel, Chapter 5 Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders, and Chapter 6.2 Competencies for Operations Level Responders, Assigned Mission Specific Responsibilities, and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) and (q)(6)(i) for Awareness and Operations level personnel. The course provides a regulatory overview, basic understanding of hazardous material terms, terminology, and basic hazard risk assessment, types and use of protective equipment, respiratory protection, how to perform control, containment, confinement operations (offensive), basic decontamination procedures, the emergency responders role in ICS, and proper termination procedures. Participant will be able to objectively demonstrate competencies in the H-100 HazMat Awareness and H-200 HazMat First Responder Operations course descriptions.

Number of Students:
12 minimum 30 maximum

Instructor Staff:
One (1) Instructor and One (1) Technician

Who Should Attend: 
Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving HazMat/WMD and who are expected to recognize the presence of the HazMat/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area and personnel who respond to emergencies involving HazMat/WMD for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.

*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. 

To receive full benefits from these courses, it is recommended that it be taught at an approved fire training facility. 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.”

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 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."

Prerequisites & Other Information:

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: 24.00
Provider: TDEM - Hazmat
Sponsor: TDEM
State Sponsor
Disciplines: Hazmat
Emergency Management
Law Enforcement
Public Safety Communications
Emergency Medical Service
Public Health
Public Works
Government Administration
Fire Service

Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class H-204 HazMat First Responder Awareness/OperationsCity of Houston
7411 Park Place Blvd
Houston, TX 77087
11/05/2019 - 11/07/2019 12 View Details
Total of 1

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