Hazardous Materials Incident Management N0814

Delivery type 6-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in public safety, fire administration or public administration.
CEU’s 3.6
Training Specialist

Wayne Yoder

Course description

This six-day course focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the emergency response personnel who will assume the Incident Commander (IC) role in hazardous materials emergencies above the initial response and will implement a National Incident Management System (NIMS)-based Incident Command System (ICS). Based on the current requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and the applicable national standards and plans, the program follows three phases of an incident: preplanning, incident operations, and post-incident responsibilities. This course meets the NIMS requirements for ICS-300.

Topics include negligence and liability, planning, NIMS ICS/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) interface, training requirements, and emergency response plans. The student will develop a hazard-based response using risk-based decision-making to develop an Incident Action Plan. The student’s knowledge of the subject is evaluated through written tests and graded scenarios. Evening classes and projects are required.

Selection criteria

• Emergency response personnel who may be called upon to assume the duties of the IC at hazardous materials incidents as described in 29 CFR 1910.120.

• Safety Officers as described in 29 CFR 1910.120. (See note below.)

• Departmental training officers, chief officers, Company Officers and regularly acting officers.

• Emergency management personnel who would interface with emergency response personnel through an EOC operation at a hazardous materials incident.

Note: While Safety Officers and training officers meet the acceptable criteria for this program, the program is not designed for technician-level personnel.


1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

2. Departments must certify applicants as operations-level trained. Emergency management personnel must be certified by their jurisdiction as part of the EOC staff.
Post-course requirements None
Comments Good background material especially the review of 1910-120 and other regulations governing haz mat ... It taught me a better understanding of an ICS on a much larger scale ... Clarifies how SARA III/LEPC relate to the fire department and importance of reviewing LEPC plan.