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This 24-hour course is designed to train the student in the skills required for certification in Hazardous Materials Response to the Awareness & Operations Level. Skills for this program of instruction are drawn out of the competencies in Chapters 4 & 5 of NFPA 472, 2013 Ed., which is the NFPA Standard for Hazardous Materials Response. Students will receive instruction on the fundamentals of hazardous materials identification, isolation, and response in both classroom and practical settings, including scenario-based instruction. This course does not cover any of the Mission Specific competencies found in chapter 6.
Skills taught

  • Detecting the presence of hazardous materials
  • Surveying & assessment of hazardous materials incidents
  • Initiating protective actions
  • Predicting the behavior of hazardous materials
  • Planning and implementing a planned response
  • PPE & Decon familiarization


Students that successfully complete the program of instruction and pass a written and hands-on skills evaluation will receive national certification through The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) in Awareness, Operations (core).

Prerequisite Requirements

There are no prerequisite requirements for this program of instruction.


Textbooks required for class will be checked out to the student the first day of class and will be returned prior to receiving their certificate. Textbooks can be purchased with advanced notice.

Required Equipment

Students are required to provide and wear a helmet, gloves and eye protection during the hands-on portions of the course. Sturdy footwear is also recommended as many of the evolutions are conducted in an outdoor environment. All classes will be held regardless of weather conditions, foul weather gear is the student’s responsibility.


For open enrollment classes, click on the links below. You will be taken to our registration portal where you will register and pay for the course. If there are no courses listed or if your organization would like to talk about a custom course offering please contact us to discuss your needs.

If you are not a Wisconsin responder, full course fees apply which include Pro Board Certification.

The following classes are available for open enrollment:

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All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.

The REACT Center reserves the right to cancel classes not meeting minimum enrollment levels – full refunds will be issued to affected students. Course dates and associated fees are subject to change without notice.