Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents

PER212 - 24.00 Hours

Description

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.

This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident. The Operations-level training prepares emergency responders from all disciplines to recognize and identify hazardous material and to mitigate a HazMat incident by preventing further contamination of people, property, and the environment. Participants will have the opportunity to Pro Board test on day three.

PER212 is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.) consensus standard Operations-level core competencies (Chapter 5 Core Ops) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Chapter 6.2, mission-specific competency, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (40 CFR Part 311) response regulations.

Schedule

  • Details
    9/13/2019 - 9/22/2019
    Phoenix AZ
    FP  PER212  852
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    9/18/2019 - 9/20/2019
    Croydon PA
    FP  PER212  871
    Registration Closed
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    10/11/2019 - 10/13/2019
    New Market TN
    FP  PER212  876
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    10/16/2019 - 10/18/2019
    Baton Rouge LA
    FP  PER212  886
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    11/12/2019 - 11/14/2019
    Pelzer SC
    FP  PER212  872
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    12/3/2019 - 12/5/2019
    Sacramento CA
    FP  PER212  887
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    12/3/2019 - 12/5/2019
    Sacramento CA
    FP  PER212  888
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    12/3/2019 - 12/5/2019
    Fort Lauderdale FL
    FP  PER212  846
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    12/18/2019 - 12/20/2019
    Roseville CA
    FP  PER212  859
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    1/6/2020 - 1/8/2020
    Fairfield CA
    FP  PER212  890
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    1/6/2020 - 1/8/2020
    Fairfield CA
    FP  PER212  891
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    2/5/2020 - 2/7/2020
    West Columbia SC
    FP  PER212  892

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Description

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.

This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident. The Operations-level training prepares emergency responders from all disciplines to recognize and identify hazardous material and to mitigate a HazMat incident by preventing further contamination of people, property, and the environment. Participants will have the opportunity to Pro Board test on day three.

PER212 is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.) consensus standard Operations-level core competencies (Chapter 5 Core Ops) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Chapter 6.2, mission-specific competency, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (40 CFR Part 311) response regulations.

Prerequisites

If you wish to take the Pro Board test, an Awareness-level course meeting Chapter 4 of the NFPA 1072 Standard (2017) is a certification requirement.

The preferred course, meeting the certification requirement, is the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) online course AWR160-W or the instructor-led AWR160-SAT (TEEX Course #OGT208).

Course Completion Requirements

  • Attend 80% or more of scheduled class hours.
  • Pass the post-test with minimum of 70%.

Attendance Requirements

Must attend 80% of scheduled class hours for successful course completion

Recommended


Topics

Assessing WMD hazards+Predicting the likely behavior of HazMat/WMD materials+Identifying defensive strategies for a WMD incident+Effectively operating and communicating in a unified command structure of the Incident Command System (ICS)+Determining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs+Donning PPE+Performing emergency decontamination

Suggested Audience

  • State, county and local law enforcement agencies
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire/rescue service
  • Public works/utility workers
  • Emergency management
  • Public health
  • Health care providers
  • Other allied government agencies tasked with WMD or HazMat response
 
While the course is primarily for responders of municipalities, county, and state personnel, employees of the federal government agencies and private industry may attend.  

 

Continuing Education and Professional Credits

2.4 CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Pro Board
  • Other Information

    As part of a Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) funded Homeland Security National Training Program Cooperative Agreement this course is available at no direct cost to state, county and local government agencies.

    Course Size

    • Maximum 40 participants or as requested
    • Minimum 26 participants

    Course Length

    • 3 days (24 Hours)

    Hours

    • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

    Government Programs

    GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900.+For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900

    Contact Information

    Kent Gardner

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 458-3401 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900

    Related Courses

    AWR160+OGT208WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders+Standardized Awareness Training (AWR-160-SAT)WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders+Standardized Awareness Training (AWR-160-SAT)WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders+Standardized Awareness Training (AWR-160-SAT)

    Policies

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    Payment Information

    No cost for class, includes participant manual

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