Illinois Fire Service Institute


Hazardous Materials Awareness - NFPA : 7.00 Hours

Course Description

This course will provide first responders with the 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 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. This course also includes counter-terrorism curriculum.

This course meets NFPA 1072 Standard, 2017 Edition and OSHA CFR 29.1910.120 (q).  Additionally, it meets the requirements of the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the National Fire Academy.


  Course Syllabus - Hazardous Materials Awareness.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • hazardous materials
  • hazardous materials courses for first responders
  • nfa-endorsed


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact GLENN KOSIENIAK

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact GLENN KOSIENIAK or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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clay city Sat, Nov 6 2021 -
Sat, Nov 6 2021

watseka Sat, Nov 13 2021 -
Sat, Nov 13 2021

Applicable Credits

Hours 2
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Champaign, IL 61820
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