Illinois Fire Service Institute


Hazardous Materials Awareness Online : 8 Hours

Student Fee

Class specific

Course Description

This course will provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to understand hazardous substances and the risks 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 Guidebook; realize the need for additional resources, call for appropriate assistance, and make appropriate notifications to the community. This course also includes counter-terrorism curriculum. This course meets NFPA 472 Standard, 2002 Edition, OSHA CFR 29.1910.120 (q); it also meets the objectives outlined in the Emergency Response to Terrorism self-study guide and is certifiable by the NFA. This course also reflects the Awareness description as seen in NFPA 472 Annex E. Additionally, it meets the requirements of the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the National Fire Academy. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health for 8 Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education Hours. Course Syllabus Page 1 of 5 Statewide WMD Response: Hazardous Materials Awareness NOTE: Online Course Final Examination The Illinois Fire Service Institute has adopted a new Course Examination and Evaluation policy as of July 1, 2011.This policy change has been made to bring IFSI’s testing practices in line with industry standards, as well as to improve the security of exam administration. As a result, all final examinations that IFSI administers for their courses are to be proctored by a trained IFSI instructor / proctor. Exam dates for the online courses are either the last Wednesday or Thursday of the month. The date, time and location are determined based on proctor availability and site location availability. You must take the exam on one of the two nights provided. If you know now that you cannot attend one of these test days for this class you should sign up for a class at another time. Students with extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis by the eLearning Program Director regarding taking their exam at a later date.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • e-learning
  • hazardous materials


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

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

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county. The regional representatives are listed below.

Applicable Credits

As of 11/25/2015


U.S. Department of Labor, Code of Federal Regulations: Labor 29 CFR 1910.120. Washington, D.C., Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, 1996.
U.S. Department of Labor, Code of Federal Regulations: Transportation 49 CFR Parts 100 to 77. Washington, D.C., Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.


National Fire Protection Association Standards 472 Professional Competence
of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents, 2002.

ODP Approved

This curriculum has been approved by ODP

OSFM Certification

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Upcoming Classes

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champaign Mon, Feb 1 2016 -
Mon, Feb 29 2016
champaign Wed, Jun 1 2016 -
Fri, Jul 1 2016
champaign Mon, Aug 1 2016 -
Thu, Sep 1 2016
champaign Mon, Oct 3 2016 -
Thu, Nov 3 2016
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Phone: (217) 333-3800
            (800) 437-5819
Fax: (217) 244-6790
Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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