NFPA Standard: NFPA 472, 2013, 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.
- NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 Edition
- Jones and Bartlett HazMat Awareness and Operations, 1st Edition
- Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), 2016 Edition