XTN084 – 8.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

The eight-hour field delivered course provides emergency responders and their supervisors with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) – specific response skills, enabling them to safely respond to a suspected CBRNE incident at a performance defensive level.  This hands-on training supports implementation of training within jurisdictions to supervisors and/or trainers that have previously been trained through the TERT (Weapons of Mass Destruction [WMD] Technical Emergency Response) and/or HOT (WMD Hands-On Training) programs.

The Responder-8 curriculum, delivered at local sites, allows jurisdictions to rapidly achieve responder readiness at the performance-defensive level through the use of Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) instructional staff in cooperation with local trainers. The Responder-8 training is routinely offered in multiple iterations during a site visit, with the intent that the local jurisdiction implements and sustains training at the performance-defensive level.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements.


  • Decontamination
  • Principles of Mass Casualty Response
  • Surveying and Monitoring and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Science Survey and Safety

Suggested Audience

Available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

Other Information

Contact us to request this class in your jurisdiction or department.

To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule.  This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.

All extension courses are classroom only.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: esti@teex.tamu.edu

I had the opportunity to send one of my new firefighters through the first TEEX Online Academy, this firefighter was able to follow the given lesson plans very effectively and complete all testing requirements with very positive results. I personally attended several of the practical skills days and witnessed the firefighters performing all of the required skills with confidence and accuracy.

— Chief R.B. Alley (Ret.), Former Chief, College Station Fire Department
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