Illinois Fire Service Institute


Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (1072 - Ch. 4, 5, 6.2, 6.6) : 40.00 Hours

Course Description

This course provides to those who are or will be operating as a member of a fire department, law enforcement agency, EMS agency, emergency management agency, or other first responder agency, the basic skills needed to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The objectives of the course are to teach participants: basic hazards and risk-assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; selecting and using proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder at the Operations level; performing basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; an understanding of the types of CBRNE and WMD events that may be presented to the first responder; and an understanding of the relevant standard operating guidelines and termination procedures.


  Course Syllabus - Version 2.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • hazardous materials
  • hazardous materials courses for first responders
  • operations core competencies, ppe & product control


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 CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY or your regional representative.

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