Hazardous Materials/WMD Operations 


NFPA Standard: NFPA 472, 2013, Chapter 5, 6.2, 6.6

Accredited: IFSAC: Yes, NPQS: Yes

Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials - Awareness

Description: Operations level responders are those persons who respond to hazardous materials/WMD incidents for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. They should be trained to respond in a defensive fashion to control the release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading.

Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete Skill Station for Hazmat Operations. Complete 80 question written exam with a passing score of 70% or higher. 

Reference List:

NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition

IFSTA Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition, 1st Printing
Jones and Bartlett HazMat Awareness and Operations, 1st Edition

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), 2012 Edition

Click here to view the Skills Compentencies

Click here to view the HazMat Operations Task Book.