Hazardous Materials Training
Course Descriptions

 

 

HazMat Awareness                 
Course Description

Learn to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and take appropriate action as a first responder at the awareness level. This course is designed for first responders who are mandated by law or necessity to prepare for and respond to emergency incidents involving hazardous materials.  The course provides responders with awareness level training to take initial protective actions when hazardous materials are encountered.  It meets OSHA, EPA and NFPA training objectives. This course is IFSAC accredited.

 Course Length

  8 Hours

Prerequisite

None

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

HazMat Operations                 
Course Description

Learn to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and take appropriate action as a first responder at the operations level. This course is designed for first responders who at the Operations level respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property or the environment from the effects of the release.  They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually attempting to stop the release.  Their function is to contain the release at a safe distance, keeping it from spreading and preventing exposures.  It meets OSHA, EPA and NFPA training objectives. This course is IFSAC accredited.

 Course Length

16 Hours

Prerequisite

 HazMat Awareness

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

HazMat Technician                             
Course Description

Learn to control the release of hazardous materials and take appropriate action as a first responder at the technician level. This course is designed for first responders who at the Technician level respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of controlling the release.  They are more aggressive in that they will take action to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release.  They are required to use specialized chemical protective clothing and specialized control equipment.  The course meets OSHA, EPA and NFPA training objectives. This course is IFSAC accredited.

 Course Length

80 Hours

Prerequisite

 HazMat Awareness & Operations

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

HazMat Technician Refresher                              
Course Description

This course is designed as refresher for first responders who at the Technician level respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of controlling the release.  They are more aggressive in that they will take action to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release.  They are required to use specialized chemical protective clothing and specialized control equipment.  The course meets OSHA, EPA and NFPA training objectives.

 Course Length

24 hours

Prerequisite

Haz Mat Tech

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

HazMat ICS Course
Course Description

This course references National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards; specifically, NFPA Standard 472: Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, 1997 edition, which covers Hazardous Materials – Incident Commander.

 Course Length

 16 hours

Prerequisite

HazMat Awareness & Operations

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

 

Chemistry for Emergency Response

Course Description

 

This course gives Emergency Responders the knowledge to ensure a hazard-based response and risk-based decisions when confronted with incidents involving hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction.

 

Course Length

 

40 Hours

 

Prerequisites

 

Haz Mat Awareness, Haz Mat Operations & Haz Mat Technician

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Emergency Management
Emergency Operations
Emergency Medical
Fire
Hazardous Materials
Incident Command
Law Enforcement

 

Meth Lab Awareness

Course Description

 

Course Trains first responders to recognize a clandestine methamphetamine laboratory or drug laboratory paraphernalia/supplies and to implement actions to protect themselves and the public. Describes the general hazards of clandestine methamphetamine laboratories, the risks and potential negative outcomes they present to first responders, and describe the role of the First Responder at the awareness level.

Course Length

4 hours

Prerequisite

 

None

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

 

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Course

Course Description

 

This course has been developed to provide emergency responders with training in the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook before they are called upon to use the book in an emergency.  This training is targeted to all emergency responders including Fire, Police and EMS.

Course Length

 4 hours 

 Prerequisite

None

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

Biodiesel Awareness                   
Course Description

Instruction in the knowledge of biodiesel fuels, including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation and transfer.  This course provides responders with awareness level training to take initial protective actions when biodiesel is encountered

Course Length

4 Hours

Prerequisite

None

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

Ethanol Awareness                      
Course Description

Instruction in the knowledge of ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels, including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation and transfer.  This course provides responders with awareness level training to take initial protective actions when ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels is encountered

Course Length

6 Hours

Prerequisite

None

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

 

Emergency Response to a Criminal/Terrorist Incident
Course Description

The purpose of the Emergency Response to Criminal/Terrorist Incident training is to increase local emergency responders’ ability to preserve evidence while performing rescue and fire suppression activities, foster a cooperative working relationship when working together in responding to criminal incidents, and prepare for incidents when Federal responders are involved.

Course Length

 8 hours

Prerequisite

None

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

 

WMD Crime Scene Management

for Emergency Responders Training catalog awareness-level courses 5

Course Description

 

This course provides emergency responders with an understanding of the crime scene process. Responders will also learn how to assist in crime scene protection and interact with crime scene investigators. This awareness-level course was developed to serve the needs of emergency responders who have no previous training in responding to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) crime scenes.

 

Course Length

 

8 hours

 

Prerequisite

 

Affiliation with a public safety agency

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Safety Communications

 

Certificate

 

Center for Domestic Preparedness certificate of completion

 

Incident Response to Terrorist

Bombings – Awareness

Course Description

 

This course provides basic instruction on response procedures for terrorist incidents involving energetic materials (explosives and incendiaries). The course includes classroom presentations that address potential terrorist bombing targets in U.S. communities, common military and commercial explosives available to terrorists, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and response procedures that support safe and effective operations during bombing incidents.

 

Course Length

 

4 hours

 

Prerequisite

 

Course participants must meet one of the following criteria:

 

  • Be certified by their department as a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical response personnel, or be assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response

      to bombing incidents.

  • Be employed by a State or local government crisis-planning organization or civil defense organization; civil public works department or publicly owned utility; mutual-aid partners in crisis management; public or private health community; Red Cross and shelter operations; public school system; allied professionals (on a need-to-know basis); and other responding personnel with a need to know.

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Public Safety Communications

 

Certificate

 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center Certificate

 

 

WMD Radiological/Nuclear

Awareness Course

Course Description

 

This course is a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) radiological/nuclear overview designed for first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a

radiological/nuclear incident. It focuses on the basics of radiation, possible health effects, hazard identification, and proper notification procedures. The course consists of classroom instruction.

 

Course Length

 

6 hours

 

Prerequisite

 

None

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

Certificate

 

U.S. Department of Energy, National Center for Exercise Excellence, Nevada Test Site certificate

 

 

WMD Awareness-Level Training Course

AWR-160 Awareness-level course

Course Description

 

Developed by the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC), the WMD Awareness-Level Training Course is a six-hour training program that provides emergency responders with awareness-level instruction on recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques in a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) environment. The course covers prevention and deterrence and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) hazards.

 

Course Length

 

6 hours

 

Prerequisite

 

Responders applying for the course must submit the enrollment application provided by the NDPC.

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Management Agency

Fire Service

Hazardous Material (HazMat)

Public Works

Governmental Administrative

Public Safety Communications

Health Care

Public Health

 

Certificate

 

ODP Certificate of Completion

 

 

Prevention of and Response to

Suicide Bombing Incidents training catalog 40 performance-level courses

Course Description

 

This course provides training on the suicide bombing threat. The course includes familiarization with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive materials typically used in suicide bombings. It also

addresses actions that individual emergency responders can take to assist in preventing or deterring suicide bombings, as well as techniques, tactics, and procedures that support an effective and safe response to a suicide bombing.

 

Course Length

 

4 hours

 

Prerequisite

 

Course participants must be certified in their agencies as firefighters, law enforcement officers, or emergency medical response personnel, or be assigned to a position in another agency that provides initial response to suicide bombing incidents.

 

Target Audience/Discipline

Law Enforcement

Emergency Medical Services

Fire Service

Public Safety Communications

 

Certificate

 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center Certificate