Course DescriptionThe Hazardous Materials Awareness course provides attendees from all backgrounds with knowledge and practical experience in essential, awareness-level hazardous materials competencies as defined by NFPA® 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA® 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The Hazardous Materials Awareness course provides students with training to proficiency in identifying hazardous materials; utilizing the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, utilizing hazard communication documents to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, and determining awareness-level personnel and public protective actions.
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Safety Professionals, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Health, and Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies.
Prerequisites and Requirements – Non
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
Identify terms and concepts that are applicable to the prevention and deterrence of terrorist and CBRNE incidents.
Identify hazardous materials, hazard classes, and response information using the Emergency Response Guidebook, NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical to Hazards and Safety Date Sheets.
Discuss selected chemical and biological agents, including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sources, indicators of an attack, and physical characteristics.
Discuss radiation and radiological materials.
Discuss explosives, including the characteristics and the effects of a detonated explosive device.