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Hazardous Materials/WMD – Awareness & Operations

November 11

Winfield Fire Department

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 1072 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 Awareness and 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.


18 years of age; IS 100.c – Introduction to the Incident Command System; IS 200.c – Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response;
IS 700.b – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction;
IS 800.c – National Response Framework, An Introduction


Instate Cost: 0

Out of State Cost: 0

Required Text:

AFC Awareness Student Manual

AFC Operations Student Manual
AFC Operations Student Manual
Current Emergency Response Guide or
USDOT Digital Copy
FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid – Edition 2.0

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • NFPA-compliant turnout gear
  • SCBA and spare cylinder
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses