Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher

Annual hazardous materials refresher training for first responders.

This class is based on NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. It is designed for first responders so they are compliant with OSHA and EPA regulations that require annual refresher training. Course topics include properties and effects, recognition and identification, personal protective equipment (PPE), emergency decontamination, medical surveillance, and air monitoring.

Students will learn from real-world case studies and demonstrate their knowledge of operations level hazardous materials response with practical scenario challenges.

We can also set this class up for every member of your organization. Contact us to learn more about group pricing and the enrollment process.

Please note: This online class should be completed in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.


Course Curriculum


  Course Overview
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  Hazardous Materials Properties and Effects
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  Recognition and Identification
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  PPE and Emergency Decontamination
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  Air Monitoring with Multi-Gas Detectors
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  Case Study: Propane Leak and Explosion
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  Practical Scenario Challenge #1
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  Practical Scenario Challenge #2
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  Conclusion
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
Are there any pre-requisites?
The course material assumes the student is a member of an emergency services agency and has previously taken a full hazardous materials operations level class.
Will I receive a certificate and continuing education credits?
Yes! After completing all online class requirements you will automatically be issued a Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher (6.0 hours) certificate of continuing education. The class is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of EMS for 6.0 continuing education hours (1.0 clinical, 5.0 other). These hours will also be accepted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Certificates of continuing education also reference the applicable sections of OSHA 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2018 edition).
Who is this class intended for?
Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher is intended for EMS providers and firefighters.
I want to set this course up for my organization, do you offer group pricing?
Yes! Email us ([email protected]) with how many enrollments you need and we will send you a quote.