8-hour Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA)

Duration: 8 hrs

Emergency response personnel are likely to witness or discover a hazardous material release. This class focuses on recognition of hazardous materials and the appropriate follow-up actions such as identify the product, isolate the area, notify other responders, and notify the appropriate hazmat team.

Target Audience: Industry

Prerequisite: None

Annual refresher training is required to maintain certification

Course meets the following training requirements:

  • NFPA 472
  • 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i)


  • Risks and potential outcomes associated with hazardous materials
  • Recognizing the presence of hazardous materials
  • Identification of hazardous materials
  • Placarding
  • NFPA 704 system
  • SDS sheets
  • ERG
  • Area isolation
  • Understanding of the role of the first responder trained at the awareness level
  • Appropriate notifications