PER212 – 24.00 Hours


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03/05/24 – 03/07/24 Sewell, NJ FP PER212 1105 Register
04/03/24 – 04/05/24 Hackensack, NJ FP PER212 1102 Register
04/09/24 – 04/11/24 Westampton, NJ FP PER212 1107 Register
04/16/24 – 04/18/24 Westampton, NJ FP PER212 1108 Register
07/16/24 – 07/18/24 Reading, MA FP PER212 1111 Register
08/23/24 – 08/25/24 Reading, MA FP PER212 1112 Register

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 Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents course focuses on the special challenges faced by emergency responders at the operations level in dealing with a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) incident. Upon completion, participants will be able to respond defensively to a CBRNE incident.

This course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in Chapter 6 “Competencies for Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations Level Personnel (NFPA 472),” Chapter 7 “Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations Level Personnel (NFPA 1072),” and Job Performance Requirement (JPR) 9.2 “Personal Protective Equipment” in Chapter 9 “Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations Level Responders Assigned Mission-Specific Responsibilities (NFPA 1072)” of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)Standard for Responders (2022 edition).


To take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) exam, participants must have successfully completed one of the following:

  • The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service/Emergency Services Training Institute (TEEX/ESTI) online awareness-level response course: WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders (AWR-160-W)
  • The TEEX/ESTI in-person awareness-level response course: Standardized Awareness Training (OGT-208)
  • A WMD NFPA 1072-approved awareness course

For national Pro Board certification, the following are the minimum certification requirements as defined by the NFPA standards and TEEX/ESTI:

  • NFPA 470, Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for Responders, Chapter 5 “Professional Qualifications for Hazardous Materials/WMD Awareness Level Personnel (NFPA 1072)”
  • NFPA 1072, Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4 “Awareness” (2017 edition)
  • NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Chapter 4 “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel” (2002, 2008, or 2013 editions)

Course Completion Requirements

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

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

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

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • • Describe Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) incidents and hazards, as well as necessary actions and available assistance, with proper terminology
  • • Describe the likely behavior of a Hazardous Material/Weapon of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) and its impacts given a specific incident.
  • • Identify containers and transporters of Hazardous Materials (HazMat) as well as the ways they can breach, release their contents, and disperse their contents.
  • • Demonstrate the process for a safe and effective assessment of a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) incident, including contacting other relevant parties.
  • • Use approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a given Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) incident.
  • • Choose safe and effective strategies and tactics at a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) incident.
  • • Demonstrate managing a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD) incident so that hazards and casualties are minimized and information is communicated

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency management
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Service
  • Hazardous Material
  • Public works/utility workers
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Public Works
  • Security and Safety
  • Communications
  • Transportation

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 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)


  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily

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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