Occupational Safety & Health

HAZMAT (Awareness and Operation Level) as per NFPA 472

HAZMAT (Awareness and Operation Level) as per NFPA 472

This course meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) for Awareness-level personnel

Upon completion of this course, you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam for NFPA Chapter 4 Competencies for Awareness-level personnel. The exam is provided at the end of training.


There are no prerequisites nor practical for this course.


●        Analyze the incident

●        Detect the presence of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

●        Survey a HazMat/WMD incident from a safe location

●        Collect hazard information from the current edition of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

●        Implement the response

●        Initiate protective actions

●        Initiate the notification process

Suggested Audience

Personnel who could encounter an emergency involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction. Includes those who are expected to recognize the presence of the HazMat/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area.

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