This non-certification course utilizes both classroom and field exercises to meet or exceed the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 Hazardous Materials / WMD Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications Chapter 5, “Operations” and Chapter 6.2, “Personal Protective Equipment,” and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) for Operations-level personnel.
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, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsAnalyzing the incident+Detecting the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)+Determining scope of the problem+Determining potential outcomes+Planning a response+Capabilities of Operations-level personnel+PPE/Identifying/Donning/Doffing/Working in/Hazards+Implementing the response+Establishing Control Zones/Emergency Decontamination/Communications+Implementing protective actions+Performing Operations-level tasks+Evaluating Progress+Communicating Status
Personnel who respond to emergencies involving HazMat/WMD for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
Class Location and Travel Information
Classes are conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Road
College Station, Texas
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.