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Hazardous Materials/WMD - Operations


This course is for emergency response personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency at the operational level, acting in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, or property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release consistent with the competencies recommended by NFPA 1072 and supplemented by information from government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment -
  • NFPA-compliant turnout gear
  • SCBA and spare cylinder
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

  • Hours   40
    Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

    Required Text - AFC Operations Student Manual - Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
    2016 Emergency Response Guide or USDOT
    FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid – Edition 2.0

    Certification Course Syllabus

    Practical Exam Materials


    • 18 years of age
    • (PB/IFSAC) Certified Hazardous Materials - Awareness Level

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