This course meets or exceeds the NFPA 472 Chapter 5 core competencies and Chapter 6.2 Mission Specific Competencies Personnel Protective Equipment Standard for competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations level personnel. Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications written exam and skills testing for NFPA Chapter 5 and 6.2 competencies for Operations Level Personnel.
• Analyze the incident
• Detect the presence of hazardous Materials/WMD
• Determine scope of the problem
• Determine potential outcomes
• Plan a Response
• Capabilities of operations level Personnel
• PPE/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards
• Implement the response
• Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications
• Implement protective actions
• Perform operations level tasks
• Evaluate Progress
• Communicate Status
The host facility will need to secure and provide a written test proctor prior to the class. The host facility will also provide a secure location with a water source for outdoor activities and skills testing and a classroom location of suitable size for testing and lecture.
Number of Students: 12 minimum / 30 maximum
Prerequisites: Proof of competion of training for all competencies at the Awareness level (NFPA 472 Chapter 4).
Instructor Staff: One (1) instructor and one (1) technician.
Who should attend: 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.
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.
Proof of completion of training for all competencies at the Awareness level (NFPA 472 Chapter 4)