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Hazardous Materials for First Responders Course

The Hazardous Materials training course is an awareness level course and is designed for “first responders” to a potentially hazardous material incident. The course provides the necessary information public safety first responders need to know in order to properly initiate an emergency response to such a situation.

HAZMAT is presented in four (4) modules and follows the informational format as mandated by OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120. The course includes an evaluation process that provides public safety workers with an opportunity to apply and evaluate their knowledge of the Hazardous Materials First Responder principles presented within the course modules.

Key topics of the course include:

  • Characteristics of hazardous materials.
  • Health hazards.
  • Detection of hazardous materials.
  • Labeling and resources.
  • Role of the first responder.
  • Terrorism threats.

In addition to the subject information, the course includes:

  • Self-testing questions.
  • A final assessment challenge (test).
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Administrator’s recordkeeping.