HAZMAT - Hazardous Material Awareness and Response Training

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Objectives of this HAZMAT Awareness and response training

The goal of this Hazmat awareness and response training is  to provide delegates with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to safely and effectively work at the proximity of hazardous materials, respond to hazardous materials incidents that occur at fixed sites and during transport and rectify hazardous situations. Upon completion, participants should have the ability to:

  • Describe and practice basic strategies to safeguard their health and safety when exposed to hazardous materials.
  • Detect the presence of hazardous substances
  • Implement defensive control measures that minimize risks to health and safety
  • Use emergency response plan and/or standard operating procedures
  • Perform defensive control techniques (e.g., damming and diking; flowing foam)
  • Use the personal protective equipment of the authority having jurisdiction
  • Identify decontamination procedures
  • Communicate the status of the planned response
  • Initiate the Incident Management System, recognizing

Training Duration:

The Hazmat awareness and response training has a duration of two days. This includes classroom presentations, discussion, exercises and site Inspection. We can organise the training onsite in Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea

Training Prerequisite:

There is no special prerequisite for this Hazmat awareness and response training but it is recommended that participants of the Hazmat awareness and response course  participant should have some knowledge on firefighting. Ability to write and understand basic English or French.

Who will Benefit from this Training

The Hazmat awareness and response training is highly recommended for members of the fire response team, persons working at the proximity of hazardous material, first response personnel, Emergency Medical Service personnel, and other persons who may respond to incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD)

Training Course Content


  • Familiarity with general regulations
  • Recognize and identify hazardous materials


  • Six clues that indicate the presence of a hazardous material(s).
  • The nine DOT Hazmat classes.
  • A hazardous material by class, name and/or UN/NA ID number.


  • The role of the first responder at the awareness level.
  • Hazardous materials emergency response planning.


  • Actions needed to properly isolate the incident.
  • Procedures necessary to activate an Emergency Response Plan.
  • Handling hazardous material
  • Proper protective actions to take in accordance with the NAERG


  • After completing this section, you should be able to identify:
  • Three actions to take when terminating an incident.
  • Information to gather during an incident debriefing


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