During a disaster, lives depend on emergency and first responders being capable of reacting to different hazardous material incidents and being able to perform wide-area search operations. Haz-Mat and Search and Rescue ­Response courses are designed to meet training requirements for emergency responders from law enforcement, fire service and emergency management, including emergency responders from public and private agencies that conduct searches after a natural disaster or terrorist incident. Hazardous materials response courses focus on the special challenges of dealing with weapons of mass destruction or a terrorist incident, including knowledge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive events and responses to incidents involving CBRNE materials. The search and rescue course is designed to equip jurisdictions to be capable of effectively developing, managing and conducting a wide-area search following a natural disaster or terrorist incident.

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Funding Options: DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types: Online Face-to-Face Blended Online Instructor-Led
Category Course # Course Title Description Division
HazMat/WMD Incidents AWR160 WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders Online
This online course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 (2017 ed.),“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 Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene. Show less
This online course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 (2017 ed.),“Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,”(chapter 4) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Online
ESTI Learn More about WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders Online
HazMat/WMD Incidents OGT208 Standardized Awareness Training (AWR-160-SAT)
This eight-hour course is delivered in your jurisdiction and focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” 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 takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.  Show less
This eight-hour course is delivered in your jurisdiction and focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about Standardized Awareness Training (AWR-160-SAT)
HazMat/WMD Incidents PER212 Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.
This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face during a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incident. The Operations-level training prepares emergency responders from all disciplines to recognize and identify hazardous material and to mitigate a HazMat incident by preventing further contamination of people, property, and the environment. Participants will have the opportunity to Pro Board test on day three.
PER212 is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.) consensus standard Operations-level core competencies (Chapter 5 Core Ops) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Chapter 6.2, mission-specific competency, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (40 CFR Part 311) response regulations. Show less
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/Pro Board) as an Operations-level responder.
This three-day course focuses on the unique response and personal protection challenges that responders face… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about Operational Level Response to HazMat/WMD Incidents
HazMat/WMD Incidents PER320 Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events
Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events provides students with an overview of personal protective equipment (PPE), and includes an experiential learning activity (ELA) practicing donning and doffing PPE Level C. Additionally, there is a review of the different types of decontamination and an ELA practicing technical decontamination. Show less
Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events provides students with an overview of personal protective equipment (PPE), and includes an experiential learning activity (ELA) practicing donning and doffing PPE Level C. Additionally, there is a review of the different types of… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
NERRTC Learn More about Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events
Search and Rescue 9G6100 National US&R Response System Orientation – Computer-Based Training
This two-hour online course is intended to provide a general overview of FEMA processes and practices for entry-level National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System members. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the basic functions of a US&R Task Force, the general requirements to be on
a US&R Task Force, as well as safety and post-deployment considerations. Show less
This two-hour online course is intended to provide a general overview of FEMA processes and practices for entry-level National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System members. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the basic functions… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about National US&R Response System Orientation – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P1230 Technical Search Specialist – Computer-Based Training
This 16-hour online component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. You will learn the essential requirements necessary to perform all physical, visual, and technical search functions. Upon completion of the computer based training (CBT) component, you will be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component of the Technical Search Specialist course.
This course is the prerequisite course that must be completed before students can attend the Technical Search Specialist – (ILT) course, which is 24 hours of face-to-face course taught over three days.
The Technical Search Specialist – (ILT) course code is 9P1231. Register now for the Technical Search Specialist – Instructor-Led Training. Show less
This 16-hour online component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. You will learn the essential requirements… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Technical Search Specialist – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P1330 Canine Search Specialist – Computer-Based Training
This 16-hour online Computer-Based Training (CBT) course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to select, train, and work with current and future disaster search canines. This course is appropriate for canine handlers that will work with either Live-Find (LF) or Human Remains Detection (HRD) canine during search and rescue operations as part of US&R Task Force. Upon completion of this CBT course, students will be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training component of the Canine Search Specialist course.
This course is the prerequisite course that must be completed before students can attend the Canine Search Specialist – Instructor Led Training course, which is 24 hours of face-to-face course taught over three days.
The Canine Search Specialist – Instructor Led Training course code is 9P1331. Register now in the Canine Search Specialist – Instructor-Led Training Show less
This 16-hour online Computer-Based Training (CBT) course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to select, train, and work with current and future disaster search canines. This course is appropriate for canine… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Canine Search Specialist – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P4130 Logistics Specialist – Computer-Based Training
This 11-hour online Computer-Based Training course component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform logistics functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. You will learn the essential requirements of providing support, re-supply, transportation, sustainment, and maintenance of an equipment cache. Upon completion of the CBT component, you will be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component of the Logistics Specialist course. 
This course is the prerequisite course that must be completed before students can attend the Logistics Specialist – ILT, which is a 32-hour face-to-face course taught over four days.
The Logistics Specialist – ILT course code is 9P4131. Click here to register in the Logistics Specialist – ILT. Show less
This 11-hour online Computer-Based Training course component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform logistics functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. You will learn the… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Logistics Specialist – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P5530 Hazardous Materials Specialist – Computer-Based Training
This 8-hour online Computer Based Training (CBT)
course component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task
Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform
hazardous materials specialist functions for a US&R team during a disaster
or planned event. The participants of the CBT will learn how to prepare,
deploy, demobilize, and return to readiness.  Upon completion of the CBT, you will be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
component of the Hazardous Material Specialist course. Upon completion
of the CBT and ILT Hazmat Specialist Courses the participants will be able to
successfully perform the duties of a Hazardous Material Specialist for a
US&R Team. Show less
This 8-hour online Computer Based Training (CBT)
course component is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task
Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform
hazardous materials specialist functions for a US&R team during a disaster
or… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Hazardous Materials Specialist – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P6130 Planning Team Training – Computer-Based Training
This eight-hour online Computer-Based Training (CBT) course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Planning Team Manager and/or Technical Information Specialist on a US&R Task Force.  Upon completion of this CBT, students will be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) component of the Planning Team Training course.
This course is the prerequisite course that must be completed before students can attend the Planning Team Training – Instructor Led Training (course code 9P6131) course, which is 32 hours of face-to-face course taught over four days. Show less
This eight-hour online Computer-Based Training (CBT) course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Planning Team Manager and/or Technical Information Specialist on a US&R… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Planning Team Training – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P7130 Task Force Leader – Computer-Based Training
This eight-hour online Computer-Based Training course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform Task Force Leader (TFL) functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the duties and responsibilities of a TFL on an US&R team, and be able to take part in the Instructor-Led Training component of the Task Force Leader course.

This course is the prerequisite that must be completed before students can attend the Task Force Leader – Instructor-Led Training course, which is 24-hours of face-to-face course taught over three days. The Task Force Leader – Instructor-Led Training course code is 9P7131. Show less

This eight-hour online Computer-Based Training course is intended to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform Task Force Leader (TFL) functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Upon… Show more
Online ESTI Learn More about Task Force Leader – Computer-Based Training
Search and Rescue 9P7131 Task Force Leader – Instructor-Led Training
The Task Force Leader Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the Task Force Leader (TFL) function.  Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of TFL on a US&R team.
The Task Force Leader ILT course is 24 hours of face-to-face training.  Prior to attending this course, students must successfully complete the Computer-Based Training (CBT) component of the Task Force Leader course (Course Code: 9P7130) that is approximately eight hours.   
The CBT component of this course is hosted for free by TEEX. Register now for the Task Force Leader-CBT course. Show less
The Task Force Leader Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the Task Force Leader (TFL) function.  Upon completion of the course, participants… Show more
Face-to-Face ESTI Learn More about Task Force Leader – Instructor-Led Training
Search and Rescue PER213 Wide Area Search
When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast number of critical situations, including natural disasters or terrorist incidents.
You will be instructed in practical search methods and skills so you can perform systematic searches over a large affected area. The training will include challenging exercises that mirror real life scenarios. The three-day long event will conclude with an in-depth exercise that requires participants to utilize the skills gained during the course by working through an incident from start to finish in a single operational period.
The trainers delivering the course are knowledgeable—they are experienced emergency responders who have actively utilized wide area search techniques during some of the nation’s largest and most challenging operations, such as Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery operation; and many other incidents that required the same comprehensive strategies. Show less
When disaster strikes, it can be a challenge to effectively mobilize, organize, and deploy resources needed to perform wide area searches. This course is an excellent training opportunity for any jurisdiction or agency that may face such an emergency. The course content applies to a vast… Show more
GSADHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about Wide Area Search
Search and Rescue PER334 When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive
This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and understand the recovery process. Show less
This course is designed to prepare individuals who may be directly affected by a disaster help themselves, their family and other community members. Participants will learn how to develop a family preparedness plan, practice self-rescue, perform search and light rescue techniques, and… Show more
DHS/FEMA
Face-to-Face
ESTI Learn More about When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive
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