This is a 3 day course: 24 hours of instruction and 24 hours of certification evaluation. The course prepares the student to perform the duties of an Operations Level first responder

The fee for the course is $275.00.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this offering

Outcome Objectives

After completing the course the student will have met the sections required for an Operations Level first responder in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 2017 edition, professional qualifications standard. Students who successfully complete the certification process will be certified as an Operations Level first responder.


The required text for the course is IFSTA’s Hazardous Materials for First Responders, Fifth edition. Also, each student is required to have access to IFSTA’s Hazardous Materials for First Responders Student Workbook.

While not required, the Hazardous Materials for First Responders Exam Prep is a valuable tool to help prepare for each lesson in the course and for the certification exam. The manual and exam prep are available from Amazon.

Course Evaluation Strategy

Course grading will be based on the following:

·       Module quizzes will count for 30% of grade

·       ERG Activities will count for 30% of grade

·       Final exam will count for 40% of grade

Homework Assignment

There will be no homework assignments.

Pre-Course Reading Assignment

There are no pre-course reading assignements.

Required Materials

There are no required materials for class..

Instructor Information

Contact information for the instructor will be provided at the first class session. The goal of the instructor is to help you be successful during the course. You should immediately contact the instructor if you have any questions about the course or course work.

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, falsification of records, unauthorized possession of examinations, intimidation, and any and all other actions that may improperly affect the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement; assisting others in any such act; or attempts to engage in such acts. Any incident of academic misconduct will result in the student being dropped from the course and the student’s sponsoring agency being notified of the incident.

Course Participation

The course utilizes lecture, open discussions, and skills practice to achieve the learning objectives. Every student is expected to:

·       come to course prepared to actively participate in discussions,

·       read the text prior to the next class session,

·       complete all homework assignments,

·       respect the beliefs, opinions, and values of other students

·       have an open mind about the issues being discussed.