Hazardous Materials Training

Hazardous Materials Awareness
Hazardous Materials Awareness Refresher Course
Hazardous Materials for EMS Level 1
Hazardous Materials Operations

Nebraska is one of the main carrier routes for both rail and truck transportation, increasing the risk of hazardous materials incidents. Hazardous materials can include fertilizers, chemicals, radioactive materials from hospitals and clinics, flammable and combustible materials, low-level nuclear waste, fuels and explosives. Hazmat Awareness and Operations training is valuable preparation for First Responders throughout Nebraska.

NEMA, the State Fire Marshal Training Division or HHS-EMS Division offers Hazmat Awareness and Operations training. Our cadre of trained instructors is available to assist you in conducting a course in your area. Be prepared to locate a facility in which to hold the training and recruit a minimum of 15 participants (Recommended class size is 30 participants). Lodging and meals for these courses are the responsibility of the participant. Registration is limited.

Click on the following links for Training contacts:

NEMA Training Program
State Fire Marshal Training Division
HHS-EMS Division - 800-642-4095

 

Hazardous Materials Awareness

The objectives of this 6-hour course are: an understanding of hazardous materials; the risks associated with them in an incident; an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous materials are present; the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency; an understanding of the role of the first responder awareness level individual in their employer's emergency response plan; and the ability to use the U.S. Department of Transportation North American Emergency Response Guidebook. (NAERG) Meals and lodging are not provided with this course.

 

Hazardous Materials Awareness Refresher Course

This training is designed to update emergency responders understanding of hazardous materials topics and the changes in the arena of emergency response to hazardous materials incidents. The objectives of this 3-hour course are: an understanding of hazardous materials; the risks associated with them in an incident; an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous materials are present; the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency; an understanding of the role of the first responder awareness level individual in their employer's emergency response plan; and the ability to use the U.S. Department of Transportation North American Emergency Response Guidebook. (NAERG) Meals and lodging are not provided with this course.

Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness.

 

EMS HazMat Level 1 Responder

This twelve-hour course is designed to meet both the First Responder HazMat Awareness Level competencies and the First Responder EMS HazMat Level 1 competencies as defined in OSHA 1910.120(q)(6)(i). This training is suitable for those who may be called on to perform patient care activities in the cold zone at a hazardous materials incident. It addresses the Laws, Regulations, and Consensus Standards (NFPA Standards) which apply during a hazardous materials response. In addition, this course prepares the participant to recognize the risks to the provider and the patient at hazardous materials incidents. Topics include: Respiratory, Dermal & Systemic Toxicology; Ingestion Injuries; Decontamination; Personal Protective Equipment and Hazardous Materials Identification. Meals and lodging are not provided with this course.

 

Hazardous Materials Operations

The objectives of this 24-hour course are: knowledge of basic hazard and risk assessment techniques; know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment; an understanding of basic hazardous materials terminology; know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations; know how to implement basic decontamination techniques; an understanding of relevant standard operating procedures; and an understanding of relevant termination procedures. Meals and lodging are not provided with this course.

Prerequisite: Must successfully complete U101 - Hazmat Awareness. (see training schedule for various training dates and locations).

Please visit our training schedule on available training dates.

 

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, 2433 N.W. 24th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68524-1801