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HazMat Awareness Level Course

This 4-hour resident course covers the basic skills to recognize, detect, and identify the presence of hazardous materials during an emergency. Students will learn how to define and describe how hazardous materials are classified; understand the risks associated with them and proper notification procedures Other topics of instruction include: Understanding the importance of initiating command and control activities during a hazardous materials incident, surveying a hazardous material incident and identifying the containment systems and materials involved, and use of the Emergency Response Guidebook.

Students who successfully complete this course will have met the standards under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2013).

Target Audience: All first responders

Prerequisites: None