Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Training Programs

  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness (PSFA-RIHM)
    This 4-hour course is designed for individuals likely to witness or discover a hazardous materials release and who have not been trained to take any action beyond notifying proper authorities. This course satisfies OSHA’s “Hazwoper” (29 CFR 1910.120) training requirements for firefighters, EMS personnel, and police who respond to potential HazMat incidents.
  • Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (PSFA – HMO)
    This 24-hour course is designed to prepare students to respond to hazardous materials incidents and function at the operations level in accordance with NFPA 472. Topics covered include: scene size-up, incident management, markings and labels, containers and packaging, chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, personal protective clothing, defensive spill control activities, and emergency decontamination. State Fire Academy facial hair policy applies to individuals attending this program.
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Level Refresher (HMOR)
    The 6-hour course will provide the first responder with the refresher training needed to comply with NFPA 472 competencies for the first responder at the operations level, and 29 CFR 1910.120 OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, (HAZWOPER), first responder operations-level annual refresher training.
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
    This 48-hour course is designed to challenge participants by exposing them to the advanced information and techniques needed for handling today’s hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous Materials On-Scene Incident Commander (HMIC)
    This 16-hour course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to be able to assume responsibility and make decisions relating to the management of hazardous materials.
100% Online Hazardous Materials Program

These programs meet the NFPA 472 Competencies for the First Responder at the Awareness or Operational Level, and 29 CFR 1910.120 OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).  The primary target audiences for these courses are First Responders (fire, rescue, emergency medical, police, etc.).  Please check on the links below to read a full course description for each course.

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