Action Options and Response Objectives

XFD025 – 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify action options and response objectives for different types of hazmat incidents. 

(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide 

A photo identification on the first day of class.  See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

PPE must be NFPA-approved. See the Student Safety Manualto review PPE requirements for level 4. 

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 a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended.  

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain predetermined procedures and notification procedures.
  • Explain the role of first responders in initiating protective actions.
  • Describe the process of size-up and risk assessment.
  • Differentiate among hazardous materials incident levels.
  • Explain the three modes of operation at hazardous materials incidents.
  • Explain the process of planning the initial response at hazardous materials incidents.
  • Explain ways of implementing response objectives and action options.
  • Differentiate among types of terrorist attacks and their associated hazards.
  • Identify hazards at illicit laboratories.
  • Recognize illegal hazardous materials dumps.
  • Describe hazardous materials response during and after natural disasters.
  • Identify processes for evaluating progress at a hazardous materials incident.

Suggested Audience

All Emergency response and public personnel. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Curse Request Form. ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]