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Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Scott Cordes, State Fire Marshal

Hazmat Operations Level (HMOL) Certification

NFPA Standard: NFPA 1072, 2017, Chapter 5, 6.2, 6.6

Accredited: IFSAC: Yes, NPQS: Yes

Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials – Awareness

Description: Operations level responders are those persons who respond to hazardous materials/WMD incidents for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. They should be trained to respond in a defensive fashion to control the release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading.

Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age. Complete Practical Skills Examination (PSE). Complete 100 question written exam with a passing score of 70% or higher. 

Reference List:

  • NFPA 1072, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2017
  • Jones and Bartlett HazMat Awareness and Operations, 3rd Edition
  • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), 2016 Edition


Hazardous Materials Operations Training