Advanced Life Support Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents R0247

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, four semester hours in fire science, fire management or emergency management.
CEU’s 6.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF,

Training Specialist

Wayne Yoder

Upcoming offerings

January 9 - 20, 2017 | April 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017 | June 19 - 30, 2017 | View more

Course description

This 10-day course is designed for paramedic personnel who have an advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical responsibility at hazardous materials incidents, and it promises a rigorous experience for the student. In-depth chemistry, as it relates to hazardous materials, the medical management of victims, and the development and management of the hazardous materials components of the medical support system are the three primary focuses of this course. Toxicology and decontamination procedures are covered from an advanced EMS viewpoint. Strategies for safe emergency medical interaction with contaminated victims are discussed in detail.

Selection criteria

ALS emergency medical personnel who, as a part of their normal duties, may be needed to perform patient care in the warm zone at hazardous materials incidents or patient care of individuals or groups exposed or contaminated with hazardous materials or weaponized chemical agents. (These may include paramedics, physician assistants, medical doctors or registered nurses.)


1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

2. Applicants must provide current state or national registry paramedic or EMT-I certification or state license as a physician assistant, registered nurse, or medical doctor with external care responsibilities.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply January 9 - 20, 2017 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 24, 2017 - May 5, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 19 - 30, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 24, 2017 - August 4, 2017 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
Comments Help me start a tox-medic program in my department...Our department is currently developing a medical operations team. This information will directly assist in a successful program...Great information presented--I learned quite a bit which has enhanced my knowledge of WMD and ALS intervention.