HAZ025 – 80.00 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 course meets or exceeds the qualifications for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications Chapter 7, “Hazardous Materials Technicians,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(iii) for Technician-level personnel.

This course is designed to provide you with the basic skill set needed to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) minimum requirements for a State Certified Hazardous Material Technician. All Skills Testing is conducted during the second week of training. After completion of the class, you will need to contact TCFP to schedule written testing.

Prerequisites

TCFP Certification Requirements 

Participants must be certified through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) as a Fire Fighter (Basic) to be eligible to take the Commission HazMat Technician exam.

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.

Suggested Audience

TCFP Certified Fire Fighters interested in receiving Hazardous Material (HazMat) Technician certification from TCFP.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)

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.

Thank you so very much. The [BEDC] course was both very informative and interesting. It wafs a pleasure getting to meet everyone there and hearing about their experiences along with their input.

— Miroslava Valdez, BEDC Participant, Manager, Weslaco Economic Development Corporation
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