Hazardous Materials Officer Training 

Saint Charles County

Emergency Services Association



This is a contract course and the final roster of attendees will be determined by the host organization.  We will confirm the course roster with attendees and those who may not be able to attend due to course restrictions.  

Course Registration / Application

Date:        August 17-19, 2016

Time:        0800 - 1700 

Location:  O'Fallon Fire Protection District, Station 3, 600 Laura Hill Road, O'Fallon, MO 63366


Objective: Prepare and train the regions hazardous materials response force comprised of regional fire departments personnel trained by STCI to function as duty officers for regional hazardous materials response teams.


Goals:  Meet and exceed NFPA 472 training for Hazardous Materials Officers and Incident Commanders, 29 CFR 1910.120, and other best practices.  This will also coordinate with DHS’s core capabilities list as part of the National Preparedness Goal, Specifically Environmental Response / Health & Safety.  Training to be delivered by STCI in a twenty-four contact hour course for up to twenty personnel in three, eight hour sessions, using STCI’s combination of small group and didactic materials.  Measurable skills (JPRs) to be completed and documented cited with reference to NFPA® 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents (2013 ed) Chapter 10. Topics coordinated with key elements in the regulations & national consensus standards. Instructors to be subject matter experts from the region and from across the nation.    


Prerequisite: Training should include meeting all competencies for the awareness, operations core competencies, and all competencies at the technician level.  NIMS training requirements include completion of: ICS-100, ICS-200, IS-700, IS-800 Beneficial to have completed ICS-300, ICS-400, IS-701, IS-703 & IS-706.     


Once the course is successfully completed, the participant should be able to analyze, plan, identify the response objectives, identify potential response actions, determine level of PPE, provide recommendations to the incident commander for the development of an IAP, implement a response that favorably changes the outcome consistent with the Emergency Response Plan.  

•Additional topics discussed will be directing resources, providing information transfer to media and elected officials, terminating the incident and conducting a debriefing and critique. 


Safety Training Consulting Emergency Response Equipment Petzl Richard Shoaf STCI