NFPA-472 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AWARENESS
This course meets or exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications. It also meets the requirements of the OSHA regulations in Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for first responders at the Awareness Level.
This course is based on NFPA 472 and will provide first responders with the basic knowledge and skills to:
- understand what hazardous substances are and the risk associated with them in an incident
- recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency
- understand the role of the emergency responder at the Awareness level, including site security and control
- have an understanding of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook
- realize the need for additional resources, call for appropriate assistance, and to make appropriate notifications to the community
Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to perform the following duties of an Awareness Level Trained Emergency Responder :
Analyze incidents to detect the presence of hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD)
Identify and collect basic hazard and response information from relevant sources;
Implement protective actions and notification processes consistent with the governing authority and sources.
Emergency Training Division approved courses are broken down into three distinct sections*:
Part 1 – Preparatory Online Training
Part 2 – Formal 30-Day Online Training
Part 3 – Skills Testing
PART 1 – PREPARATORY Online Training: This section is designed to prepare you for the Formal 30-Day Online Training (Part 2). You will be required to read and study various topics/chapters and take practice quizzes over that material. Students must pass the Syllabus Tests in order to continue to Part 2. You will also begin the process of reviewing any skill work that may be required of you during Part 3: Skills Testing.
PART 2 – FORMAL 30-DAY ONLINE TRAINING: Once you’ve completed the Part 1: Preparatory section (Free online Training) and are ready for the next step, you will need to access to Part 2: Formal 30-Day Online Training, This portion of the course must be completed within 30 days.
Part 2 Completion can be achieved by the participant once an 80% or greater score is achieved in the FINAL TEST.
In addition, each participant must complete the training on an individual basis. If you ask someone else to go through the program for you, you will not learn the information that will be necessary to protect your health and safety. This will render your certificate null and void.
PART 3 – SKILLS TESTING: In order to become fully certified, you will also need to complete a One Day hands-on training program.
The final portion of our Fire Courses requires you to complete the skills testing. Skills must be scheduled within the 2-3 months following completion of the Formal 30-Day Online Training (Part 2). Scheduling is done by emailing Student Services, [email protected]
For more information, see the following section on Legal Requirements.
If you have any question about this course, please contact [email protected]
Ability to read, write and orally communicate in English
The course attendance is recommended to personnel who are expected to recognize and handle Hazardous Material in their workplace to be aware of the dangers involved and how to react, applying defensive actions in case of an incident.
What is included in the course cost:
Textbook – IFSTA, Hazardous Material For First Responders 4th Edition / Emergency Response Guidebook, 2020 Edition
Practice exams and quizzes
Emergency Training Division certificate of completion (this is provided on last day of class)
NFPA -472 Hazardous Material Awareness certification exam (the exam is conducted at the end of class)
NFPA -472 certification for students successfully passing the skills and written exams (this is provided by e-mail upon validation of exam results by Emergency Training Division Examiner)
Students must bring to Skill class:
Photo ID for registration and testing purposes
- Lectures 5
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 08 hours
- Skill level Basic
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes