Hazardous Materials Operations Course
Meets the requirements of NFPA 472, Standard on Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Awareness and Operations Level, 2013 edition.
This course is designed for the responder who in the course of their normal duties responds to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the release.
First Responders at the Operational level use the knowledge gained through classroom lectures and field training to act in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, and property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of Personal Protective Equipment, surveying an incident, characteristics of hazardous materials, development of an incident, decontamination, and incident command. Students will also learn about the legislation dealing with dangerous goods, markings and placard for shipments, hazardous materials containers and terrorism activities.
The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as a responder to hazardous materials incidents. This course shall cover the requirements for the Hazardous Materials Operations/Awareness levels.
Course Duration: 4 days training (exam morning of day 5)
NOTE: As this course involves physical activities, a change of clothes is advisable. A practical outdoor exercise will be performed as part of this course, please dress according to weather.