Hazardous Materials for Inspectors Pilot Class Recruitment

The United State Fire Administration (USFA), Department of Homeland Security, is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, (MD) for the newly developed 6-day course Hazardous Materials for Inspectors (P-615).

The National Fire Academy (NFA) will be delivering this pilot offering September 9 – 14, 2012, with students to arrive Saturday September 8, 2012 and depart Saturday September 15, 2012.

Course Description: The Hazardous Materials for Inspectors course is designed to guide students in gaining and sharing the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively recognize and analyze hazardous materials risk, classify the materials and apply the codes, standards, and regulations to prevent incidents and mitigate threats to life and property.

Upon completion of the course, students learn how to analyze the level of Fire and Life Safety inside and outside of occupied and unoccupied structures or facilities that handle, use, store, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. Learning is accomplished through interactive lecture, group activities and testing, the students will study:

  • Identification and classification of hazardous materials
  • Application of codes and control methods
  • Planning by analyzing risk and vulnerability
  • Demonstration of risk reduction techniques

Student Selection Criteria: Hazardous Materials Inspectors, Fire Safety Personnel, Plans Reviewers, Building Officials, Planner, and Safety Personal responsible for ensuring fire and life safety.

Class Size: 22

Length: 6 days

Prerequisites: None (other than NIMS Introduction, ICS 100 and ICS 200 as required of all NFA students)

How to Apply:      

  • Completed applications must be postmarked by August 12, 2012 to:

NETC Admissions Office

Building I, Room 216

16825 S. Seton Avenue

Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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