Hazardous Materials Technician
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 technician level.
certified at the Hazardous Material Technician level will have
demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to
recognize the presence of a hazardous material or WMD, selects
applicable decontamination procedures, and controls a release using
specialized protective clothing and control equipment and shall meet the
competencies at the awareness and operations level.
Information on the
certification testing process, pre-requisites, and study guide
information can be obtained from the candidate handbook and application.
PLEASE NOTE: All certification applications must be typed using the PDF fillable document.