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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)  Wed. Apr 17, 2024 0700-1500 
Location Cobb County (Marietta)
Marietta GA 
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Building/Room 862 Barnes Mill Rd, Marietta Ga. 30062 GDOT HERO 
Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
Offered By Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security 
Primary Instructor Church, Herbert Barry 
Course Length 8 Hours 
Course Hours
CEUs 8.00 
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Maximum Participants 0
# Open Seats -9
# on Wait List 1

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