Hazardous Materials Technician

Hazardous Materials Technician : 80.00 Hours

Course Description

The goal of this 80-hour course is to prepare responders to operate as a local member of a regional hazardous materials response team within the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) event requiring a statewide response.  The course provides the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate offensively or defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The objectives of the course are to teach participants: to classify, identify, and verify known and unknown material by using field survey instruments and equipment; to select and use the proper chemical protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials Technician; to understand hazard and risk assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; to be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; and to develop action plans within the parameters of the State plan for statewide response to WMD events.


  Course Syllabus - Technician.pdf

This course is part of the following Program


  • Hazardous Materials Operations

IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

If you have specific questions about this course contact NICHOLAS ROSSBERG

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

Upcoming Classes

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galesburg Mon, Sep 9 2024 -
Fri, Sep 13 2024

Mon, Sep 16 2024 -
Fri, Sep 20 2024

orland park Mon, Sep 23 2024 -
Fri, Sep 27 2024

Mon, Sep 30 2024 -
Fri, Oct 4 2024

champaign Mon, Oct 14 2024 -
Fri, Oct 18 2024

Mon, Oct 21 2024 -
Fri, Oct 25 2024

Applicable Credits

Hours 8