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Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response R0655

Training Specialist


Dave Donohue
301-447-1094

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


4.3

ACE recommendation


In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire technology or introduction to chemistry.

This 6-day course is designed to facilitate comprehension, analyzing and implementation of the facts and science given the circumstances associated with risk-based response/decision-making.

This scenario-based course is intended to facilitate students gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively make and verbalize justifiable risk-based decisions and sharing those outcomes with others involved in the response decision-making process.

Throughout the course, students work on scenario-based activities relating to the development of science-based, incident-related information that meets the needs of the community and is justifiable and compatible with the current and emerging standard of care.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Course Syllabus: https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0655.pdf PDF 295KB

Experienced hazardous materials technician-level responders and related Department of Defense and National Guard Civil Support Team, and U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement personnel that may be responsible for interpreting and implementing activities related to the facts, science and circumstances of the incident in order to implement a risk-based response.

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

It is highly recommended that individuals complete the National Fire Academy's "Chemistry for Emergency Response" course prior to attendance.

None.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 16 - 21, 2022 Immediate vacancy Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 7 - 12, 2023 Apply between 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 21 - 26, 2023 Apply between 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 6 - 11, 2023 Apply between 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland