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Management and Safety in Response to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents R0258

Curriculum: Hazardous Materials
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
9-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

This 9-day course is appropriate for hazardous materials personnel operating at technician and specialist levels that addresses systematic issues for operating at a hazardous materials incident safely. This course is an instructor-facilitated, student-centered course that utilizes a risk-based approach to directing and coordinating hazardous materials/WMD incident response from a hazardous materials officer’s and a hazardous materials safety officer’s perspective. Through decision-making activities, students will apply the course objectives which are defined by applicable regulations and standards.

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 the incident commander and is justifiable and compatible with the current and emerging standard of care.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Implement a safe and effective risk-based response for a hazardous materials/WMD incident.
  • Convey response information to hazardous materials team members and others.

Selection criteria

Experienced hazardous materials technician level responders and related Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other federal environmental response agency and National Guard CST personnel that may be responsible for interpreting and implementing activities related to the science, facts and circumstances of implementing 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 attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply February 14 - 24, 2022 Immediate vacancy Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 4 - 14, 2022 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 25, 2022 - May 5, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 1 - 11, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 28, 2022 - December 8, 2023 Apply on 4/15/2022 - 6/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 20, 2023 - March 2, 2023 Apply on 4/15/2022 - 6/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 17 - 27, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 19 - 29, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 17 - 27, 2023 Apply on 10/15/2022 - 12/15/2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland