HAZ017 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This non-certification course utilizes both classroom and field exercises to meet or exceed the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 Hazardous Materials / WMD Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, “Operations” and Chapter 6.2, “Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • For field exercise, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 2 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The PPE includes: safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, and safety-toed boots.
  • Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
  • For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Recommended

Physical Recommendation

Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.

Topics

  • Analyzing the incident
  • Detecting the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Determining scope of the problem
  • Determining potential outcomes
  • Planning a response
  • Capabilities of Operations-level personnel
  • PPE/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards
  • Implementing the response
  • Establishing Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications
  • Implementing protective actions
  • Performing Operations-level tasks
  • Evaluating Progress
  • Communicating Status

Suggested Audience

Personnel who respond to emergencies involving HazMat/WMD for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

Classes are conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field

1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, Texas

The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local hotels. 

Funding Option

For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

Contact Information

Nick Hickson

HazMat Training Manager
Phone: (979) 458-3640 | Toll-Free: (979) 458-4368
Email: nicholas.hickson@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to Cynthia.Ford@teex.tamu.edu.

Policies

TEEX Policies

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

Instructors explained areas easily and made us feel confident in working through assignment and asking questions or clarifications.

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