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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.

Certification Documents

PLEASE NOTE:  All certification applications must be typed using the PDF fillable document.