Course Description

Course Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Standardized Awareness Course (AWR 160)

This course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” (chapter 4) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies. This course encompasses an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where WMD materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.

Topics include:

  • Prevention and Deterrence
  • Identification of Hazardous Material and the Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
  • Chemical Agents
  • Biological Agents
  • Radiological Materials and Nuclear Weapons
  • Explosive Devices
Date(s) Tue. Oct 22, 2013 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location Amherst College-Alumni House
75 Churchill Street, Amherst MA 
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Building/Room Alumni House 
Handicap Accessibility No WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor TBD, To Be Determined 
Course Length 1 Day  CEUs  
Prerequisites Suggested Prerequisites: IS-100b - Introduction to the Incident Command System IS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction These courses can be found online at:
Target Audience Police, Fire, EMS, EMA, Hazmat, DPW, Public Safety, Communications, Health Care 
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