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Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status Green, Steady State

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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TECHNICIAN (Seaford, 26 September – 7 October 2022)

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DATE/TIME: September 26 – October 7, 2022. Class will begin each day at 8:00 am

LOCATION: York County HAZMAT/CBRNE Training Facility
503 Back Creek Road, Seaford, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: A multi-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 virtual classroom sessions and substantial practical exercises. It
is a physically demanding course that requires students to work in self-contained breathing apparatus.
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. Training
in self-contained breathing apparatus is required. 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 from the VDEM website: by August 22, 2022 to your
regional VDEM Hazardous Materials Officer or the following address:
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Training, Education, and Exercise Division – HAZMAT Academic Support
9711 Farrar Court Suite 200
North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236 Phone: (804) 267-7685


By August 26, 2022


Applications for attendance transmitted by facsimile or email will be accepted if submitted prior to the
application deadline. However, a properly signed original application must also be submitted by mail.
All students will be required to provide the following: full set of turn-out gear, one self-contained
breathing apparatus with bottle, one spare SCBA bottle, and steel-toe work boots. Students
without the required equipment will not be allowed to participate in field exercises and will not
receive certification.

Information Current as of 14 July 2022