H310: TEMA HAZMAT Team Operations Course (Technician Level)

H310 TEMA Hazardous Materials Team Operations Course                                          80 Hours

(Technician Level)

The HMTO course trains the individual student to operate in an offensive mode when responding to a hazardous materials incident. It is also designed to prepare team members to operate safely and as a unit in dealing with hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis is on teamwork and the use and limitations of existing team equipment. Content includes personal protection, safety procedures, basic physical and chemical properties, container characteristics, basic tactics and guidelines for team policies, procedures and operations. TEMA offers one course per region annually, contingent upon funding. This course is targeted towards local HazMat Team members.

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  • TEMA HazMat Awareness
  • TEMA Haz Mat Operations or the two courses conducted by Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy listed aboveI
  • IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800  (FEMA Online courses)
  • TEMA Radiological Monitoring (8 hr) or TEPP's Modular Emergency Response Radiological Transport (MERRTT) (16 hr) course

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.