This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 5, “Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders,” and Chapter 6.2, “Mission-Specific Competencies: Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.
Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing for NFPA Chapters 5 and 6.2 competencies for Operations-level personnel.
This course consists of both classroom and field exercises.
- Completion of training for all competencies of NFPA 472 Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness-Level Personnel.”
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Wear regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsAnalyze the incident+Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (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
Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.
Government Programs, Certifications and AccreditationsPost 9/11 GI Bill Benefits For information contact (877) 833-9638
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Courses will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.
You can use the above online registration link or our registration form. Please fill it out, print it, and fax it to (979) 458-4368.
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.