Meets the requirements of NFPA 472, Standard on Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Awareness and Operations Level, 2013 edition.


This course is designed for the responder who in the course of their normal duties responds to hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incidents for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the release. A member of a fire department or hazardous materials response team shall have the training.


This program meets the Ontario Fire Marshal's requirements to achieve Firefighter level II designation. Successful completion of this program will entitle a candidate to the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) accreditation and the opportunity to challenge the Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal's provincial exam for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Accreditation for Awareness and Operations levels. First Responders at the Operational level use the knowledge gained through classroom lectures and field training to act in a defensive posture to protect people, the environment, and property from the effects of an unplanned hazardous materials release. Students will gain knowledge in the areas of personal protective equipment, surveying an incident, characteristics of hazardous materials, development of an incident, decontamination, incident command and product control. Students will also learn about the legislation dealing with dangerous goods, markings and placards for shipments, hazardous materials containers and terrorism activities.


The purpose of this course is to specify, in terms of performance objectives, the minimum requirements for professional service as a responder to hazardous materials incidents. This course shall cover the requirements for the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels.

Course Duration: 4 days of training (Office of the Fire Marshal's Theoretical exams and Practical sign-offs conducted on day 5).

Course Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Course Materials: All manuals required for the program are supplied, and must be returned upon completion of the program, they are available for purchase if desired.

Fee: Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.

Student must bring: As this course involves physical activities, a change of clothes is advisable. Shower facilities are available. A practical outdoor exercise will be performed as part of this course, please dress according to weather.

Price: $456.59

Available Classes

Class Scheduled Dates Registration Deadline
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations 06-May-2019 - 10-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
30-Apr-2019 15 Remaining Register Now
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations 30-Sep-2019 - 04-Oct-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
23-Sep-2019 18 Remaining Register Now

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