Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness

Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness

  • Hours: 8
  • Min/Max Students: No Limit
  • Time Limit for Course: Completion is 30 days from the time of enrollment. All assessments must be submitted and graded within this time.
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  • This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy. Approval indicates only that, at the time NFA conducted its review of the proposed product, the general design of the course satisfied the standards of quality established by NFA in the approved courses agreement. Responsibility for the scope and content of the course, and the appropriateness of the subject matter or instructional methodology to the needs of the target audience rests exclusively with the organization(s) who developed or delivered the course.

U.S. National Fire Academy (NFA)

This course meets the objectives of NFPA 472, 2013 edition and OSHA 29 CFR1910.120. Topics include: Laws and standards of hazardous materials; identifying placards and containers; recognizing when there is a presence of hazardous material; understanding material safety data sheets and shipping papers and using the North American Emergency Response Guidebook (NAERG).


Qualifies as a prerequisite for Firefighter I from the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.
Scheduled Course Maintenance
MU FRTI will no longer be accepting new registrations for Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness after July 1, 2019. Anyone enrolled prior to that date will be allowed to finish the class as scheduled. After July 1, 2019 the class will be unavailable and in the process of updating the materials to meet the new NFPA standard.

NOTICE: Once the course is updated and available there will be a $25 fee for enrolling in Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Response: Awareness. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


This online course is hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. In order to enroll in this course you will need to create an Extension Passport. Once you have created an Extension Passport you will have access to all courses provided by MU Extension. Click the Enroll Now button below for instructions on how to create your Extension Passport and enroll in this course.

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