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Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness Level (HAZ01)

  • Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum Room 100 State Street Framingham, MA, 01702 United States (map)

MEMA: Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness Level (HAZ01)


This one day course is designed for first-responders who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous materials emergency or, in the course of their normal duties may be the first person on the scene of an emergency involving hazardous material. Participants will learn how to recognize a hazardous materials release and the risks involved. They will also learn how to identify the released material; how to use available resources, including the Emergency Response Guidebook; and how to notify the proper authorities in the event of a hazardous material emergency.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Recognition of Hazardous Materials
  • Containers, Placards, and Labels
  • Protective Actions
  • Scene Control and Notification
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

This course meets OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(I) and EPA 40 CFR 311 requirements.

Handicap Accessibility: Yes

Offered By: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 

Primary Instructor: Beaulieu, Brian 

Course Length: 8 Hours CEUs 

Prerequisites: None

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, Fire, Public Works, EMA, Public Health, & Communications