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Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness & 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 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).

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

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


  • Hours   40
    Course Cost   $ 265 In-State     $ 510 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

    Required Text - AFC Awareness Student Manual - Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
    AFC Operations Student Manual - Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
    2016 Emergency Response Guide or USDOT
    FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid – Edition 2.0

    Certification Course Syllabus

    Practical Exam Materials


    Pre-Requisites

    • 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

    Course Dates

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    Monday, August 26, 2019Friday, August 30, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
    Monday, September 9, 2019Thursday, October 24, 2019Eufaula-Barber Career TechRegister
    Monday, September 16, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Seale Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
    Monday, September 16, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Standing Rock Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
    Monday, September 16, 2019Saturday, November 2, 2019Theodore Tillman Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019Monday, September 23, 2019Eufaula Fire & Rescue (In-State Students Only)Register
    Monday, September 23, 2019Saturday, October 26, 2019Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only)Register
    Monday, September 30, 2019Friday, October 4, 2019Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards CommissionRegister
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019Saturday, October 5, 2019Orange Beach Fire DepartmentCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
    Monday, November 4, 2019Saturday, December 14, 2019Lakeview Fire Protection District (In-State Students Only)Register
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    Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission | 2501 Phoenix Dr - Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 241-2467 - Fax: 205-391-3757