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Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incident Response Awareness

Time limit: 30 days
0.8 credits

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Course Overview:
This awareness-level course is the first level of first responder certification. A first responder must be properly trained and mentally prepared when called upon to respond to a hazardous material or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident. This course will cover the necessary basics as well as the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook. The course meets the federal regulations as set by OSHA 1910.12. Students have 14 days after enrollment to complete all class work.

Course Materials:
International Fire Service Training Association. (2022). Hazardous Materials for First Responder. Sixth Edition. Tulsa, OK.
U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  (2016). Emergency Response Guidebook. Washington, D.C. 

8 hours

MU Fire and Rescue Training Institute

Certificate of Completion, 0.8 CE credits

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