A ten day program of intense instruction and practice, focusing on the following subject areas: chemical and physical properties, detection and monitoring, protective equipment, decontamination, Hazmat control, risk assessment, incident management, and safety. The program is in accordance with NFPA 472 and 29 CFR 1910.120 (q). This program includes intensive classroom sessions and substantial practical exercises. It is a physically demanding course that requires students to work in self contained breathing apparatus and confined spaces.
Prerequisites: Enrollment to this course is limited to 24 individuals. All applicants must have successfully completed the Hazardous Materials Operations course a minimum of 1 year prior to the start of class. All applicants must provide documentation of training through the Hazardous Materials Operations level. It is recommended that students be certified at the Firefighter II level. Training in self-contained breathing apparatus is acceptable. First preference will be given to current members of COV Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams. Each team will be allotted two student openings.
Cost: For members of COV Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams, lodging will be direct billed to VDEM. Meals will be on a reimbursement basis.
Application: Download and complete the VDEM HAZMAT Training Application by August 20, 2018 to your regional VDEM Hazardous Materials Officer or the course manager. Please see information below.
Notification of Acceptance: On or About August 24, 2018
Date:September 24, 2018 – October 05, 2018
Time:September 24 - October 5, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:York County HazMat Training Facility, 503 Back Creek Rd, Seaford, VA
Course Manager:Amanda Weaver