OGT208 – 8.00 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 eight-hour course is delivered in your jurisdiction and focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies.

This course takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

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.


Prior Training Courses

  • IS-100.a Introduction to the Incident Command System or any of the available Incident Command Systems (ICS)-100 series
  • IS-700.a Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Topics

    • Understand recognition, avoidance, isolation, and notification techniques for explosive devices when used as WMDs
    • Prevention and Deterrence
    • Identification of Hazardous Material and the Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
    • Chemical Agents
    • Biological Agents
    • Radiological Materials and Nuclear Weapons
    • Explosive Devices

    Suggested Audience

    • Fire Department personnel
    • Law Enforcement personnel
    • Public Works personnel
    • County/State/Federal Responders
    • Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers
    • Public Health and Health Care workers
    • The Private Sector

    Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

    • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

    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. 


    Your jurisdiction


    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Government Programs

    • GSA contract number: GS-07F-0357V. GSA customers, to register please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900. GSA Schedule logo
    • For DHS/FEMA Funded Courses, please contact esti@teex.tamu.edu or call (866) 878-8900

    Contact Information

    Michael Geesling

    Training Manager
    Phone: (979) 458-3401
    Email: michael.geesling@teex.tamu.edu

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