CEF026 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF026 49 $10.00 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

Personal Protective Equipment principles for Hazardous Materials PPE are no different than the principles of Structural Firefighting PPE.  The immediate need of any responder is understanding the level of protection needed to safely manage hazards and mitigate an incident.  At a hazardous materials incident, over protection can be just as, if not more, dangerous than under protection.  

Knowing the different respiratory protection and protective ensembles gives the responder the knowledge to predict ensemble limitations as well as user limitations.  Once the determination of PPE has been made the responder can effectively mitigate the emergency using spill and leak control measures learned at the Operations level.  Once the incident has been mitigated a decontamination process reduces the chances of secondary contamination.  The Operations level responder must also be able to differentiate, set up, and work in different types of decontamination corridors.  

This course offers 4 CE hours covering personal protective equipment, product control, gross and emergency decontamination.  This course offers an interactive practice session and quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual. NFPA 1001 4.1, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.5.1, 5.6.1, 6.2.1, 6.6.1


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

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.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Product Control
  • Gross and Emergency Decontamination

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
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