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Hazards and Hazmat

Without a doubt, you will encounter hazardous materials and hazards while responding to calls. It is critical to your survival that you know how to safely interact with contaminants and hazards and decontaminate appropriately. Discover properties and effects of different hazardous materials, advantages and disadvantages of PPE types, victim rescue and recovery, evidence preservation and sampling, illicit laboratory incidents, and more. Courses in this topic are based on the NFPA standard 472.

Course Name Course Description Length

HAZMAT: Basic Toxicology

Toxicology is a field of science that helps us understand the harmful effects that chemicals, substances, or situations can have on people, animals, and the environment. By using the power of science to predict what and how chemicals may cause harm, toxicology allows us to share that information to protect public health. In this course, our discussion of toxicology is going to address how the knowledge of toxicology principles and the application of that knowledge can create a safer, more effective, and more efficient response to a hazardous materials incident.


HAZMAT: Overview Hazardous Materials and Substances

This course has been designed and written for the firefighters and other emergency responders who have previous hazardous materials training and certification (e.g., Awareness, Operations, Technician, Specialist). The purpose of this course is to provide an effective and efficient means by which those firefighters and first responders can obtain continuing education in the field of hazardous materials. It will provide a refresher for previous training and new information that helps firefighters upgrade their knowledge base.


HAZMAT: Preparing for Potential Harm and Response

Are you prepared for a potentially harmful incident? How will you respond? In this course, the learner will gain a better understanding of what can be achieved through preparations and planning prior to an emergency incident where hazardous materials are involved. The topics addressed in this course include understanding and evaluating risk, vulnerability, and the probability of harm.


Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I

This Hazmat First Responder Awareness course assists the First Responder in recognizing the hazardous substance and understanding how to respond. Course Accreditation Disclaimer: This is a general education course, and the Academy is not responsible for continuing education credits that are rejected in any way. Given the variation in the approval and acceptance of continuing education credits state to state, it is advised that you confirm re-certification and training requirements, including accepted courses, with your administrator and check the accreditation page on our site that corresponds with your state.