AWR160 – 8.00 Hours

Schedule

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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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders course provides a basic awareness of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) hazards; how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG); and how to prepare individuals to lessen further injuries or property losses. Awareness-level training does not certify a responder to perform ongoing operations at an incident.

This course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in Chapter 4 Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Awareness Level Personnel (NFPA 472)” and Chapter 5 “Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD Awareness Level Personnel (NFPA 1072)” of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders (2022 edition). This course also
covers Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) §1910.120(q)(6)(i), and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), NIPP 2013: Partnering for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course, you must have

  • internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
  • current web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari, etc.) To prevent issues during your online class be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version available.
  • current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash.
  • This course cannot be done on a mobile device

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Participants will be given one (1) opportunity to take the course pretest to display mastery of the course content. Those passing with an 80% or higher score will be able to proceed directly to the course evaluation and certificate. Participants who do not pass the pretest with a grade of 80% or higher will be required to complete the full course and pass the final exam. 

Participants must pass the quiz at the end of each module to move to the next module. Participants will have five (5) chances to pass each end-of-module quiz. If participants cannot pass the quiz or the end-of-course exam after five (5) attempts, the participant will be disenrolled from the course.  These participants will need to enroll in a future course offering and meet the course requirements.

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is highly recommended that participants complete:

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • • Identify terms and concepts that are applicable to the prevention and deterrence of terrorist and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) incidents.
  • • Explain Hazardous Materials (HazMat), hazard classes, and response information using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).
  • • Explain explosives, indicators of such an attack, methods of delivery, potential sources, and safely responding to an explosion incident.
  • • Explain chemical agents used as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), indicators of such an attack, methods of delivery, potential sources, and safely responding to a chemical agent incident.
  • • Explain biological agents used as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), indicators of such an attack, methods of delivery, potential sources, and safely responding to a biological agent incident
  • • Explain radiological materials and nuclear weapons used as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), indicators of such attacks, methods of delivery, potential sources, and safely responding to incidents involving radiological materials or nuclear weapons.

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Hazardous Materia
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Security and Safety
  • Communications
  • Hazardous Material
  • Transportation

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) cooperative agreement training program, this course is available at no direct cost to state, county, and local government agencies.

At the completion of this course, you will be required to pass a comprehensive final exam in order to print a certificate of completion.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
  • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact [email protected] or call (866) 878-8900
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