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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.

A person 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.

Certification Documents

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