Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement

The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed 6-day course “Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement” (P0615).

This pilot offering is scheduled for June 13-18, 2021. Students will travel to NETC on Saturday, June 12, begin class on Sunday, June 13 and depart Saturday, June 19.
Course Description: “Hazardous Materials Code Enforcement” is designed to guide students in gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively recognize and analyze hazardous materials risk, classify the materials, and apply the codes, standards, and regulations to prevent incidents and mitigate threats to life and property.

Students will study:

  • Identification and classification of hazardous materials.
  • Application of codes and control methods.
  • Planning by analyzing risk and vulnerability.
  • Demonstration of risk-reduction techniques.

Upon completion of the course, students learn how to analyze the level of fire and life safety inside and outside of occupied and unoccupied structures or facilities that handle, use, store, transport and dispose of hazardous materials.

Student Selection Criteria: Hazardous materials inspectors, fire safety personnel, plans reviewers, building officials, planners, and safety personnel responsible for ensuring fire and life safety.

Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Electronic approval of the application from the head of applicants sponsoring agency attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

How to Apply:

  • Students must apply using the electronic application form available on the NETC Online Admissions Application website at: https://training.fema.gov/netc_online_admissions
  • All applications require electronic approval from the head of your sponsoring organization and must be submitted no later than March 31, 2021.
  • Applicants should not make plans to attend this pilot course until notified in writing by the Admissions Office.
  • Please add NETC-AdmissNotifications@fema.dhs.gov to your “safe senders” list to ensure you receive notifications pertaining to your application.
  • Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course. Attendance at the pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.

Questions about this course can be directed to the Hazardous Materials Curriculum Training Specialist Wayne Yoder at wayne.yoder@fema.dhs.gov

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