This course will provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to understand hazardous substances and the risks associated with them in an incident; recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency; understand the role of the emergency responder at the Awareness level, including site security and control; have understanding of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Guidebook; realize the need for additional resources, call for appropriate assistance, and make appropriate notifications to the community. This course also includes counter-terrorism curriculum. This course meets OSHA CFR 29.1910.120 (q). Additionally, it meets the requirements of the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the National Fire Academy. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health for 8 Emergency Medical Services Continuing Education Hours.
This standard shall identify the minimum levels of competence required by responders to emergencies involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Please note: As part of the Emergency Response and Responder Safety Document Consolidation Plan (consolidation plan) as approved by the NFPA Standards Council, this Standard has been combined into a new consolidated Standard, NFPA 470. For further information on the current edition of this consolidated Standard, go to NFPA 470.
This Online Certificate Course Meets and exceed the NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents – Awareness Level and NFPA 704.
Students will view a user 4 user friendly PowerPoints and then be tested for competency at the end of the online course.
– Estimated Duration: 2hours (no time limit to complete)
– One re-write of exam is allowed.
Awareness Training is for individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. They are also trained to define a hazardous material and its risks, recognize a release, identify the material if possible, and identify the need for additional resources, such as the area Hazmat Team. This includes Law Enforcement, Security, Fire and EMS personnel.
This Courses meets and exceeds NFPA 472, Awareness Level Training which is required for NFPA 1031, Fire Inspector Certification Level 1.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Provincial OSHA programs, a responder at the Awareness Level must have:
An understanding of hazardous substances and the risks associated with them in an emergencyAn understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are presentThe ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergencyThe ability to realize the need for additional resources and to provide good information to the communication centre.
Table of Contents
Module 1 – Introduction to Hazardous Materials
Module 2 – Hazardous Materials Identification
Module 3 – Hazardous Materials Incidents
Module 4 – Chemical Properties
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find affordable hazmat training online??
Hazmat School is proud to offer the most affordable Hazmat training options available online. All of our courses are available through our website portal, so you can register for them anytime. Contact us today with any questions or register now!
What does it mean to be hazardous material awareness certified??
A person certified at the Hazardous Material Awareness level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to recognize the presence of a hazardous material or WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel and secure the incident.
Is there a free online training module for hazardous materials safety??
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) has developed this free online training module program to meet the requirements for general awareness/familiarization training and to serve as the basis for function-specific training. The “8.0 Security Requirements” training module meets the requirement for security awareness training.
What is the HAZMAT Technician course??
The HazMat Technician course is designed specifically for fire and rescue personnel who may respond to incidents involving hazardous materials ( hazmats) and/or weapons of mass destruction ( WMDs ). This Pro Board ® accredited course is a 10-day (80 hour), participant-centered, instructor-led training program for first responders.