This non-certification course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 Hazardous Materials / WMD Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications Chapter 4, “Awareness", Chapter 5, “Operations,” and Chapter 7, “Hazardous Materials Technician,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i), (q)(6)(ii) and (q)(6)(iii) for Awareness-, Operations-, and Technician-level personnel.
This course does not meet the requirements of the 80-Hour Hazardous Materials Technician required by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). TEEX offers an 80 hour Hazardous Materials Technician course that meets the TCFP requirements.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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).
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.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsAnalyze the incident +Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (HazMat/WMD)+Survey a HazMat/WMD incident from a safe location+Initiate protective actions+Initiate the notification process+Collect hazard information from the current edition of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook+Determine scope of the problem+Determine potential outcomes+Plan Response Operations+Capabilities of operations level Personnel +Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards+Implement the response Operations+Establish Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications+Implement protective actions+Perform operations level tasks+Evaluate Progress+Communicate Status+Analyze the incident Technician+Collect and Interpret hazard and response information+Determine scope of the problem+Describe type and extent of damage to containers+Predict the behavior of released materials and containers +Estimate the size of endangered area +Plan a Response +Describe response objectives and options+Select PPE for action options+Select Technical decontamination Process+Develop a site-safety plan+Implement the response Technician+Perform duties of Hazmat position within ICS+Don, Doff, and Work in Technician level PPE+Perform Offensive control options+Perform decon functions+Evaluate effectiveness of control functions+Evaluate effectiveness of decon+Terminating the Incident Technician+Incident Debrief and Critique+Reports and documentation
- Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction, and who are expected to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area
- 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
- Personnel who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction for the purpose of analyzing the incident, selecting appropriate PPE and decontamination procedures, and implementing action options to mitigate the incident.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Texas Annual Fire Training School
If you are attending this course as part of Annual Fire Training School
taught March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional
Annual Schools require that you use the registration form. You can print the Annual School registration form and mail it with a check, or fax it to (979)
847-9304 with an approved/signed Purchase Order. Only Annual School registration forms will be accepted.
- A $50.00nlate fee will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline for the Annual Fire Training School.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes