HAZMAT Operations

(NFPA 472, 2013 Edition)


This course is a 40-hour training program for emergency response personnel or company personnel that may have hazardous materials risk within their respective field of work. The course curriculum is in accordance with the NFPA 472 (2013 Edition), Hazardous Materials First Responder at the Operations Level (Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destructions Incidents) and focuses the critical hazardous materials knowledge. This course includes the Personal Protective Equipment Mission Specific Competency and Product Control Mission Specific Competency (as additional certification). This course is Pro Board and IFSAC dual accredited, providing internationally recognized certification for emergency response professionals, industrial fire brigade members or company personnel. Delegates must undergo an examination and skills evaluation, which if completed successfully will result in Pro Board and IFSAC Certification.


40 hours (5 days)

Pre-Requisite Training

HAZMAT Awareness (NFPA 472)

Topics covered
  • Chemical Properties and Hazardous Materials Behavior

  • Incident Management

  • Strategic Goals and Tactical Objectives

  • Terrorist Attacks, Criminal Activities, and Disasters

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Decontamination

  • Product Control

  • Air Monitoring and Sampling

  • Victim Rescue and Recovery

  • Evidence Preservation and Sampling

  • Illicit Laboratories