Course content: This course meets or exceeds the NFPA 1072 Chapter 5 Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders and Chapter 6.2 Competencies for Operational Level Responders Assigned Mission Specific Responsibilities of Responders to HazMat/WMD incidents and 29 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. Participants will be able to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:
- Analyze the incident
- Detect the presence of HazMat/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
Number of Students: 12 minimum 30 maximum
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.
Rural County Hosts: 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.
Host facility: 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.
-Proof of completion of training for all competencies at the awareness level (NFPA 1072 Chapter 4)
**Important** In order to be accepted into this course, the above certification must be uploaded into your transcript. The certification must meet the above standards and have an IFSAC or Pro-Board SEAL present on the certificate.
Other accepted prerequisites:
- TCFP Basic Structural Firefighter
- TCFP Hazardous Materials Awareness
- TDEM hosted Hazardous Materials Awareness