PER-212: Operational Level Response to Hazmat/WMD Incidents

This course focuses on the unique personal protection challenges that responders face during a weapons of mass destruction (WMD)/terrorist incident or a hazardous materials incident. PER-212 is based on NFPA 472 (2008) consensus standard operations-level core competencies and personal protective equipment (PPE) mission specific competency, as well as OSHA (29 CFR 1910.120) and EPA (40CFR Part 311) response regulations. PER-212 provides the knowledge and skills needed to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (NPQS/ProBoard) as an Operations-level responder.

Training Level: Performance
Venue: TAMIU,  KWC 129
Course Length:
Three days (24 hours)

Dates: December 5, 2012-December 7, 2012

Time: 8:00am-5:00pm

Participant Audience: Emergency personnel who will respond to a WMD terrorism or hazardous materials incident. Course participants include responders from the following disciplines/services:

  • State, County, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire/Rescue Service
  • Public Works/Utility Workers
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Other Allied Government Agencies tasked with WMD or HazMat response.

Major course topics include:

  • Assessing WMD hazards
  • Predicting the likely behavior of WMD materials
  • Identifying defensive strategies for a WMD incident
  • Effectively operating and communicating in a unified command structure of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Determining detection equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs
  • Donning PPE
  • Performing emergency decontamination

Prerequisites: None

Note: When ProBoard testing, an Awareness level course meeting Chapter 4 of the NFPA 472 Standard (2008) is the certification requirement. The preferred course meeting the certification requirement is the TEEX online course AWR-160 (http://teexwmdcampus.com)

To Register: CLOSED

Registration Fee: $30

Recommended: TEEX on-line AWR-160 (http://teexwmdcampus.com)

Class Size: 35 participants

Continuing Education Credit: IACET - 2.4 CEUs

Foreign Visitor form  A foreign national is defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States.  This form shall be filled out for each visitor (including drivers, interpreters, etc.) and each program to be visited.

***All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient number of attendees. ***

For additional information contact:
5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 301
Laredo, TX  78041
Tel. 956.326.3068 — Fax 956.326.2838
Email: ContinuingEducation@tamiu.edu
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm