Hazardous Materials/WMD – Operations

This course is for emergency response personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency at the awareness & operational level, acting in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, or property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release consistent with the competencies recommended by NFPA 470 and supplemented by information from government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Due to the NFPA standard change, the Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations course will now be certified under NFPA 470: Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standard for First Responders. The effective date of this change will be January 1, 2024.