Action Options and Response Objectives

CEF025 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF025 50 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The first step in mitigating or solving any HazMat incident is understanding the problem within the framework of incident priorities, IMS, and predetermined procedures.  First responders can form an overall plan of action by understanding the problem and its entire component parts.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering overview of incident management at a scene and also provides details on terrorist activities, illicit laboratories, and other criminal behavior that is important for planning and implementing response at those types of incidents.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.4.1, 5.2.1, 5.3.1, 5.4.1, 5.6.1


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  •   1. Explain predetermined procedures.
  •   2. Explain the role of first responders in initiating protective actions.
  •   3. Describe the process of size-up and risk assessment.
  •   4. Differentiate among Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident levels.
  •   5. Explain the three modes of operation at HazMat incidents.
  •   6. Explain the process of planning the initial response at HazMat incidents.
  •   7. Explain ways of implementing response objectives and action options.
  •   8. Differentiate among types of terrorist attacks and their associated hazards.
  •   9. Identify hazards at illicit laboratories.
  •   10. Recognize illegal HazMat dumps.
  •   11. Describe HazMat response during and after natural disasters.
  •   12. Identify processes for evaluating progress at a HazMat incident.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)