NFPA 470 Hazardous Materials Mission-Specific Decontamination

HAZ037 – 16.00 Hours


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DetailsNFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Mission-Specific Decontamination
09/10/24 – 09/11/24 College Station, TX FP HAZ037 24 $645.00 Register
DetailsNFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Mission-Specific Decontamination
12/03/24 – 12/04/24 College Station, TX FP HAZ037 25 $645.00 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

This course utilizes both classroom lecture and field exercises to meet or exceed the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 Hazardous Materials / WMD Emergency Response Personnel Professional QualificationsChapter 6.3 “Mass Decontamination” and Chapter 6.4 “Technical Decontamination” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120(k) for Decontamination procedures.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing and obtain two separate certifications for Chapter 6.3 and Chapter 6.4.


Pro Board Certification Requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1072 Operations or NFPA 472 Competencies for Operations Level Personnel (2002, 2008, or 2013 editions) dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.

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).
  • Pro Board Certification Testing

    Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

    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

    Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEXcourses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.

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

    Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

    • Recognize HazMat/WMD incidents that require technical and/or mass decontamination.
    • Account for environmental impact when setting up decontamination.
    • Discuss legal concerns when setting up and performing decontamination.
    • Identify and utilize approved PPE.
    • Recognize the importance of working under the guidance of a hazardous materials technician, an allied professional, an emergency response plan, or standard operating procedures.
    • Compare different methods of technical decontamination.
    • Determine required equipment for technical decontamination set up.
    • Account for limitations (such as personnel, time, and equipment) when setting up technical decontamination.
    • Define boundaries and responder movement during technical decontamination set up.
    • Explain team positions, roles, and responsibilities during set up and implementation of technical decontamination.
    • Recognize effectiveness of technical decontamination process.
    • Explain termination procedures after technical decontamination.
    • Describe the structural firefighter gross decontamination process.
    • Discuss the process and procedures in hospital district decontaminations.
    • Recognize when and why to use mass decontamination.
    • Determine required equipment for mass decontamination set up.
    • Define boundaries and flow during mass decontamination set up.
    • Account for limitations (such as personnel, time, and equipment) when setting up mass decontamination.
    • Explain team positions, roles, and responsibilities during set up and implementation of mass decontamination
    • Predict crowd control and privacy issues during mass decontamination.
    • Identify ideal water pressures and flows during mass decontamination, including with possible resource limitations.
    • Recognize effectiveness of mass decontamination process.
    • Explain termination procedures after mass decontamination.
    • Account for nonambulatory victims while implementing a technical decontamination.

    Suggested Audience

    Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.

    Contact Information

    Nicholas Hickson

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 500-6842 | (866) 878-8900
    Email: [email protected]