Reviewed and/or Updated on: January 27, 2020

Hazardous Materials Operations Level

This 20-hour course prepares the participant to perform the minimum hazardous material incident operations skills associated with fire fighting functions at an advanced nationally recognized level under general supervision.

The targeted audience is individuals who have completed, or are in the process of completing, the Fire Fighter I Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) in NFPA 1001 for certification to the Wisconsin Fire Fighter I level. This course is also available to members of the Emergency Medical Services, Law Enforcement, and other industrial employees listed under 29CFR 1910.

This course is designed to provide the Fire Fighter I candidate with the information needed to meet the JPRs in Chapter 5, Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders, Chapter 6.2, Personal Protective Equipment, and Chapter 6.6., Mission-Specific: Product Control, of NFPA 1072. The participant must also take the Fire Fighter I course in order to meet the remainder of the NFPA Fire Fighter I JPRs to prepare for certification to the Fire Fighter I level.

A written exam is available to participants who successfully complete this course. A participant who completes this course and wishes to be certified at the Fire Fighter I must successfully pass the written portion of the Hazardous Materials Operations exam. Participants have two years from the completion of the course to take the exam.