H306: TEMA HAZMAT Operations Level Course

H306 TEMA Hazardous Materials Operations Level Course                                       40 Hours

This course covers the basic operating procedures for first responders and teaches a systematic response to hazardous material incidents. The curriculum defines hazardous materials, describes the roles, responsibilities and risks associated with an incident. The curriculum addresses the types, uses and sources of information needed to identify hazards, as well as the basic options, requirements and limitations of methods used to control, contain or confine a hazmat incident.  The course is written to the NFPA 472 and OSHA 1910.120 standards.

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  • TEMA HazMat Awareness
  • IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 (FEMA Online courses)
  • TEMA Radiological Monitoring (8hr) or TEPP's - Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transport (MERRTT) 16 hr. course
  • SCBA qualified

Prerequisite Reciprocity: Either one of the following Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy’s (TFACA) hazardous materials courses are considered equivalent to the TEMA Hazardous Materials for Operational Level Response course:

Recruit/Firefighter I – F100  (400 hrs) course (NFPA 2008)


Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations FF171-01 or FF171-02 course (NFPA 2008).

Students who successfully complete this course will have met the standards under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2013)/NFPA 1072.