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Hazardous Materials/WMD – Awareness & Operations

September 19

Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service

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).

Prerequisites:

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

Cost:

Instate Cost: 265

Out of State Cost: 510

Required Text:

AFC Awareness Student Manual – Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
AFC Operations Student Manual – Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
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