Hazardous Materials Operations
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 Operations level. A person
certified at the Hazardous Material Operations level will have
demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to
respond to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction incidents for
the purpose of protecting persons, property and environment from the
effects of the materials and shall meet the competencies at the
awareness level. 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.