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Hazardous Materials/WMD – Operations

February 1

Dekalb County Career Tech

This course is for emergency response personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency at the 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).


18 years of age; (PB/IFSAC) Certified Hazardous Materials – Awareness Level


Instate Cost: 0

Out of State Cost: 0

Required Text:

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