80-hour Hazardous Materials Technician
Duration: 80 hrs
Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they, while wearing proper PPE, will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. They also perform advance control, containment, and confinement operations and use decontamination procedures. This course also prepares students for low probability/high risk incidents such as terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
The course is based upon a classroom foundation, but centers on hands-on-training. There will be many scenarios and students will demonstrate the NFPA skills required for certification.
Target Audience: Firefighters, Police, EMS, State, and Federal hazmat team members
Prerequisite: Hazmat First Responder Operations
8-hours of annual refresher training is required to maintain certification
Course meets the following training requirements: