Course Content: This course meets the NFPA 472 Chapter 4 Standard for competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) for Awareness level personnel. Upon completion of this course students are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications written exam for NFPA Chapter 4 Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel. The exam will be provided at the end of training.
• 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 current edition of the DOT Emergency Response guide (ERG)
Implement the response
Initiate protective actions
Initiate the notification process
Number of students: 12 minimum and 30 maximum
Who should attend: Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving HazMat/WMD and who are expected to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel and secure the area.
The host facility will need to secure and provide a written test proctor prior to the class. The host facility will also provide a classroom location of suitable size for testing and lecture.
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.