CARROL L. HERRING FIRE &

EMERGENCY TRAINING INSTITUTE

 
 

NFPA Standard:

NFPA 472, 2013 Edition, Chapter 8


Accredited:

    IFSAC: Yes

    NPQS: Yes


Prerequisites:

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations


Description:

The hazardous materials incident commander shall be able to analyze a hazardous materials/WMD incident and determine its complexity, identify potential problems, collect and interpret information from various sources, estimate the potential outcomes in the endangered area, plan a response operation within the capabilities and competencies of available resources, develop an incident action plan which addresses site safety and is within the emergency response plan of the AHJ, implement the response and monitor the plan, implement and use the incident command/unified command system, direct outside resources as necessary to accomplish incident objectives, terminate emergency phase of the incident, transfer command, conduct incident debriefing, critique and complete incident reports and documents in accordance with local/state and nation requirements.


Requirements for Certification:

Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age

Complete a practical skills examination with a "Passing" score

Complete an 50 question written examination with a passing score of 70% or higher


Reference List:

NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, Chapter 8, 2013 Edition

Jones & Bartlett, Hazardous Materials Managing the Incident, 4th Edition



 

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT COMMANDER