HAZ101 – 36.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s 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 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 Qualifications
4, “Awareness”, Chapter 5, “Operations”, Chapter 6.2, “Personal Protective
Equipment,” and Chapter 6.6 “Product Control” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i)(ii) for
Awareness and Operations-level personnel. 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.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion 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 100% of the class
hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro
Board certification exam.

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.


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.


  • Survey a HazMat/WMD incident from a safe location
  • Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
  • Collect hazard information from the current edition of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Determine scope of the problem and potential outcomes
  • PPE/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards
  • Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications
  • Implement protective actions
  • Evaluate Progress
  • Communicate Status

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.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Pro Board

Other Information

Class Location and Travel Information

Classes are conducted at TEEX 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.

Government Programs

Contact Information

Nick Hickson

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 458-3640
Email: nicholas.hickson@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

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

This was an excellent course.

— Death Investigation
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