Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials Response R0655

Curriculum: Hazardous Materials
Training Specialist

Wayne Yoder

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire technology, or introduction to chemistry.

This six-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

Experienced Hazardous Materials Technician Level Responders and related Department of Defense and National Guard CST, and U.S. Coast Guard 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 recommend that individuals have completed the NFA's Chemistry for Emergency Response course prior to attendance.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
November 29, 2020 - December 4, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 28, 2021 - April 2, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 11 - 16, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland