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 Chapter 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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

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 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.

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.

Topics

  • 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

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system.

We have streamlined the process for payment via Texas A&M Forest Service funding (H.B. 2604 or TIFMAS Grant Assistance Program). Before you register for a course, you must attain approval from the Texas A&M Forest Service for training tuition. On your approval letter, there will be a voucher approval number. Each student approved for tuition grant assistance will need this number.

Register for your course through your TEEX student portal. On the payment section, choose “Purchase Order” and enter the “VFDE” number (for example “E123456”). If your department was approved for multiple students, each student up to the maximum approved in the training tuition request may use the same VFDE number. If the total amount due is greater than the total amount allowed by the tuition voucher, the individual/department will be responsible for the difference. You are no longer required to email or fax the approval letter to TEEX/ESTI unless it is specifically requested by TEEX staff. 

The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.

A new data field has been added to the payment process. The Tax ID (Tax Payer ID, EIN or FEIN) will be the number assigned to your organization. The field is required and needs to be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified
Disabilities

Testing Policy – American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified Disabilities

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email annualschool@teex.tamu.edu.

Government Programs

Contact Information

Nick Hickson

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 458-3640 | (866) 878-8900
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

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