Hazardous Materials Technician (HMT) 40hr Course

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Date(s) - March 06
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Flatwoods Days Inn and Suites


Hazardous Materials Technician (HMT) is a five-day course that prepares Operations-level responders for Technician-level Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) certification. This 40-hour course, based on NFPA® 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications and NFPA® 472 standards, provides participants with HAZMAT-specific response knowledge and skills, enabling them to respond safely and effectively to a suspected incident at the hazardous materials technician level. Participants receive hands-on training in donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Levels A and B, containing leaks and drum over-packing, containing leaks in pressurized containers, and performing technical and mass decontamination. The HMT course culminates with performance of these offensive-level tasks in an activity in which the participants apply the knowledge and skills learned in a simulated HAZMAT environment. Graduates have the opportunity to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) exam for HAZMAT Technician certification.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is operational-level responders with technician-level HAZMAT response duties, assignments or requirements in their jurisdiction.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must:

  • Have a requirement or responsibility to serve as a technician-level HAZMAT responder;
  • Complete PER-322 Hazardous Materials Operationsor NFPA 472-conformant state or jurisdiction operations level hazardous materials training;
  • Complete independent study IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100, or any of the IS-100 series;
  • Complete IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents, ICS 200 or any of the IS-200 series;
  • Be capable of lifting tools and equipment up to approximately 50 pounds;
  • Be capable of standing and walking for prolonged periods;
  • Be capable of donning, operating in Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), and doffing PPE to include being physically and mentally capable of wearing a respirator that conforms tightly to the face or equipment that encapsulates the head; and
  • Be capable of operating in confined spaces.
  • No beards

To Register: Follow the guidelines in the attached document using the course number in this posting. WVPST is adopting a new registration platform that we believe will be more user-friendly. Should you have any issues, please contact Eva Godbey at eva.godbey@k12.wv.us.

Link: www.pstachio.wvnet.edu (If link doesn’t work, use Google Chrome and search PSTachio.wvnet.edu)

Course ID: 23-363-03 WVPST Charleston

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact Eva Godbey at eva.godbey@k12.wv.us

Questions: Contact Lisa Paxton, lisa.a.paxton@wv.gov