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