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Hazardous Materials Incident Commander


This course is based on NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. This course supplies the Incident Commander with the knowledge and skills to perform his/her role as the person responsible for all decisions relating to the management of the incident at releases or potential releases of hazardous materials. The candidate will learn about personal protective clothing, decontamination, branch functions with the Incident Management System, and the overall tactics to properly mitigate a hazardous materials incident.

*Note, there will be a tuition increase for all courses starting after 10/1/17. Please click here for tuition rates after 10/1/17

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment - Recommended: Laptop with Excel or equivalent, PowerPoint or equivalent, MS Word or equivalent and a USB Thumb Drive with 1MB

Hours   40
Course Cost   $ 225 In-State     $ 425 Out-Of-State    

Required Text - Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, 4th Edition
CDC NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
AFC HM Student Manual upon request from AFC Bookstore

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials


  • Proof of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations as specified by the current edition of NFPA 472 or Certified Fire Fighter I or Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter (IFSAC or Pro Board)

Course Dates

Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757