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Advanced Science of Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Response N0655

Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type

6-day off-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, analysis 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 319KB

Experienced hazardous materials technician-level responders and related Department of Defense and National Guard Civil Support Team, 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 recommended that individuals complete the National Fire Academy's "Chemistry for Emergency Response" course prior to attendance.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
September 29, 2024 - October 4, 2024 Hanover, Virginia
Charolette Green
Executive Assistant
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Jamey Brads
Chief of Training and Operations
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
Michael Parris
Deputy Chief
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
February 10 - 15, 2025 Schertz, Texas
Rick Wall
Regional Coordinator
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Chris Angerer
Acting Division Director
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Myron Boerger
Division Chief of Training
Schertz Fire & Rescue