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Hazardous Materials/WMD - Awareness & Operations


This course is for emergency response personnel who may be first on the scene of a hazardous materials emergency at the awareness & operational level, acting in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, or property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release consistent with the competencies recommended by NFPA 1072 and supplemented by information from government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

For more information, call 1-800-241-2467

Special Equipment -
  • NFPA-compliant turnout gear
  • SCBA and spare cylinder
  • Work gloves
  • Safety glasses

  • Hours   40
    Course Cost   $ 265 In-State     $ 510 Out-Of-State     Field Course – Contact host department regarding cost

    Required Text - AFC Awareness Student Manual - Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
    AFC Operations Student Manual - Available from the Alabama Fire College Bookstore
    2016 Emergency Response Guide or USDOT
    FEMA Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid – Edition 2.0

    Certification Course Syllabus

    Practical Exam Materials


    • 18 years of age
    • IS 100.c - Introduction to the Incident Command System
    • IS 200.c - Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response
    • IS 700.b - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
    • IS 800.c - National Response Framework, An Introduction

    Course Dates

    Begin DateEnd DateLocation 
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    Monday, September 28, 2020Friday, October 2, 2020Dothan Fire Department (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 8 amRegister
    Monday, October 5, 2020Friday, October 9, 2020Rocky Ridge Fire District -- Time - 8 AMCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
    Monday, October 26, 2020Saturday, November 7, 2020Egypt Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 6pmRegister
    Monday, November 2, 2020Friday, November 6, 2020Phenix City Fire/Rescue (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 8:00Course is full
    Monday, November 2, 2020Saturday, December 19, 2020Mount High Volunteer Fire Department -- Time - 6pmRegister
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020Tuesday, December 1, 2020Mud Tavern Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 5pmRegister
    Monday, November 9, 2020Friday, November 13, 2020Fort Payne Regional Training Center -- Time - 8:00 amCourse is full
    Monday, December 14, 2020Friday, December 18, 2020Birmingham Fire & Rescue Service -- Time - 8:00 amCall 1-800-241-2467 to register
    Saturday, January 2, 2021Saturday, January 30, 2021Vinemont-Providence Fire Department (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 8amRegister
    Monday, January 4, 2021Saturday, January 30, 2021Centre Volunteer Fire Department (In-State Students Only) -- Time - 530pmRegister
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