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Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response R0655

Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type

6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in hazardous materials management in waste technology/technician.

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

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 295KB

Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist Level Responders, Hazardous Materials Operations Level Responders with a Mission Specific Competency in Detection and Monitoring, related Department of Defense and National Guard CST, U.S. Coast Guard, and law enforcement personnel (including personnel that may respond to clandestine labs, environmental crimes, or incidents that may involve weapons of mass destruction or have a terrorism nexus).

Federal, State, Tribal, Territorial, or Local level personnel who respond to environmental incidents involving hazardous materials (for example, public health, environmental quality, occupational safety and health) that may be responsible for utilizing classification, monitoring, and detection technology to interpret data and support implementing activities related to the facts, science, and circumstances of the incident in order to implement a risk-based response.

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training.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 R0233 Chemistry for Emergency Response course prior to attendance.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 6 - 11, 2024 Apply between 6/15/2024 - 7/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 1 - 6, 2024 Apply between 6/15/2024 - 7/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 6 - 11, 2025 Apply between 12/15/2024 - 1/15/2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 25 - 30, 2025 Apply between 12/15/2024 - 1/15/2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland