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Our Hazardous Materials programs are designed to be compliant with currents laws and standards for hazardous materials emergency response at the awareness, operations and technician levels. These courses meet or exceed OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, and national consensus standard NFPA 472 when all prerequisite competencies and course objectives are met.

Those who successfully complete one of our HazMat programs will receive an Arizona State Certificate of Completion. This certificate is accepted by the Arizona State Fire Marshal, as well as many colleges in Arizona.

Our courses are not IFSAC or Pro Board certified, but you may contact the Arizona Office of the State Fire Marshal for questions regarding these certification programs.

currently scheduled hazmat programs
You can access our HazMat class availability through the Event Registration Management Application (ERMA) website at: www.erma.az.gov

When you get to the ERMA Website:

  • On the left side links, click Search for A Class or Event
  • On the right side under Other Users, click here if you are a first time user of STARS, or Reset your Password, if you've used it before and have forgotten your log-in.
  • Follow the on screen instructions to create an account, and once you've received/reset your password;
  • Go back to the Search for A Class or Event screen and log in under OTHER USERS.
  • From there, enter MAU100 for Awareness, MAU200 for Operations, and MAU300 for Technician Training, and you will see all offerings of the respective Hazardous Materials program. This is the only listing of currently scheduled programs.

Scheduling a Course
Our programs are funded with grants through the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness program.Our training programs can be requested for local delivery by following our Training Event Request procedures. To see what's currently scheduled in your area, please check our Training Calendar. However, if a program is run through a college or university, students may be required to pay tuition.

First responDer awareness (MAU100 - FRA)
Prerequisites: None
Audience: Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services and other State and local agencies with a need for awareness-level training

This 8-hour course is designed as a basic awareness course that teaches responders how to protect life, property and minimize the environmental impact of a hazardous materials incident: The course covers topics such as:

  • Establishing scene management
  • Detecting the presence of hazardous materials
  • Beginning identification
  • Initiating evacuation
  • Establishing personnel protection and decontamination
  • Isolating the incident and identifying zones of activity
  • Containing the incident (if possible):
    • from an isolated position
    • without risk of exposure
  • Seeking additional appropriate resources

First responDer operations (MAU200 - FRO)
Prerequisites: Knowledge of HazMat/WMD; FRA preferred
Audience: Those active in Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (others at the discretion of Emergency Management)

This 24-hour course was developed by the Hazardous Materials Training Department of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). The IAFF developed this course for those fire, rescue, emergency medical services personnel and other First Responders who may respond to incidents involving Hazardous Materials (HazMat) or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The role of the First Responder is changing, along with the hazards and risks inherent in calls that were once considered "common alarms." Designed as the next level course, this program builds on the basics of the Awareness course. It will focus on enabling students to:

  • Protect their health and safety before, during and after responding to potential or actual HazMat/WMD incidents
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and identify the clues that determine the presence of HazMat/WMD
  • Learn how to research and evaluate technical information
  • Practice decision-making and executing First Responder actions in a team-based learning environment

hazardous materials technician (MAU300 - HAzTech)
Prerequisites: FRO; medically cleared for donning/doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Audience: Active in Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services; active member of Level-A Response Team

This 200-hour Hazardous Materials Technician course was developed by the Hazardous Materials Training Department of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). This course is intended for those who may respond to and mitigate an incident involving hazardous materials. Participants are expected to be knowledgeable in the recognition and identification of hazardous materials, the US Dept of Transportation hazardous materials classes, and the use of breathing apparatus and turnout gear. Specific modules include:

  • Regulations
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Health and Safety
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Practical Chemistry
  • Detection Devices
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Control Techniques
  • Incident Management
  • Terrorism
  • Patient Support

US Dept of Homeland Security Hazmat programs
There are a variety of HazMat programs available through the US Dept of Homeland Security, mostly offered at no cost through federal training partners at various locations across the country. Check our Homeland Security Resident Training program list for more information.

For additional information on any of these programs, please contact us for assistance.



Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant Program

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