This 9-day course is appropriate for hazardous materials personnel operating at technician and specialist levels. The course addresses systematic issues for operating at a hazardous materials incident safely. This is an instructor-facilitated, student-centered course that utilizes a risk-based approach to directing and coordinating hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (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.
Experienced hazardous materials technician-level responders and related Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and other federal environmental response agency and National Guard Civil Support Team 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.