Emergency Preparedness / Response

Revised Terrorism/Hazardous Materials Awareness Self-Study Course For First Responders in Ontario

The Terrorism/Hazardous Materials Awareness for First Responders in Ontario: Self-Study was revised in 2010 to reflect current policy and practice, and to include updated resources such as the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2008). This course was initially developed in response to ongoing concerns for public safety as a result of hazardous materials incidents and potential threats and acts of terrorism. Revisions were made in consultation with multi-agency stakeholders.

This updated course meets NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents Awareness Level, (2008 Edition) and specifies competencies for first responders who respond to hazardous materials incidents at the awareness level. Although this course was designed for multi-agency first responders (from fire, police, ambulance/emergency health and other first response agencies) all those interested in public safety may take it.

Participants who complete this course and submit the required application in the appendix will receive a certificate from the Ontario Fire College.