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Hazardous Materials Awareness

PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents identifies the minimum competence for a responder at the first level of progression. 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. Information on the certification testing process, pre-requisites and study guide information can be obtained from the Candidate Handbook and Application.

PLEASE NOTE:  Effective January 1, 2016 ALL certification applications must be typed using the pdf fillable document. 

Application  
Skill Sheets  
Candidate Handbook