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Hazardous Materials Awareness (GA300-HM)

The target audience for this course is personnel with awareness-level hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction responsibilities in their jurisdiction


The Hazardous Materials Awareness (8 hour) course provides attendees from all backgrounds with knowledge and practical experience in essential, awareness-level hazardous materials competencies as defined by NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, NFPA 704: Standard System for the Identification of Hazards of Materials Emergency Response.  It also meets the requirements identified in HAZWOPER standard (29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(i) and the Georgia Firefighters Standards & Training requirements for Awareness level responders. The Hazardous Materials Awareness course provides students with training to proficiency in identifying hazardous materials; utilizing the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, utilizing hazard communication documents to identify hazardous materials risks and protective actions, and determining awareness-level personnel and public protective actions.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Identify hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction
  • Identify awareness-level personal and public protective actions
  • Use of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook(ERG)
Date(s)  Sat. Mar 18, 2023 8:00am-5:00pm 
Location Harris County (Hamilton)
Hamilton GA 
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Building/Room Northwest Fire Department; 4433 Pine Lake Rd West Point, GA 31833 
Handicap Accessibility No
WiFi Access  
Offered By Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security 
Primary Instructor Meadows, Brian 
Course Length 8 Hours 
Course Hours
CEUs 8.00 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 30
# Open Seats 11
# on Wait List 0

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