Purpose: To provide Operations level responder training for the purpose of implementing or supporting actions to protect nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents.
Scope: Training will focus on providing the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and respond to a Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) incidents. The course includes training on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) competencies for Operations level responders, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). Successful course completion will provide certification to the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Hazardous Materials Operations level. This course includes training on and familiarization with: Analyzing a hazardous materials/WMD incident to determine the potential outcomes, plan an initial response within the capabilities of available personnel using the response objectives, response options, emergency decontamination procedures, approving proper PPE, and developing a plan of action. Also includes implementing a planned response to ensure a favorable outcome.
Prerequisites: Enlisted (E-1 through E-8), Officer (0-1 through 0-5), and Warrant Officer (WO-1 through WO-3) Active, Reserve or Army National Guard Soldiers with a MOSC of 12M, 74D, 74A, 740A or 89D; Enlisted and Officer Air Force and Air National Guard Airmen, Enlisted (E-1 through E-7) with a 3E9 AFSC; Enlisted and Warrant Officer Active and Reserve Marines with a MOSC of 5711, 5769 and 5702; Navy, Coast Guard, and DOD civilian equivalent personnel whose rating, job or mission is directly related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear force protection WMD/hazard, detection, identification and elimination operations.All students attending the CBRN Responder Operations Course must be IFSAC or equivalent Awareness level certified.
Special Information: All Students attending the CBRN Responder Operations Course must meet the physical requirements of the course. Students cannot possess a temporary or permanent profile which prohibits them from conducting any training or precludes them from wearing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for 60 minutes or bearing 45 lbs. Day one, all students will be required to be cleared through a medical screening provided by nurses from General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital (GLWACH) in accordance with NFPA 471 chapter 10.
Foreign Disclosure: FD1 -This training product has been reviewed by the training developers in coordination with the USACBRNS foreign disclosure representative and MSCoE foreign disclosure officer. This training product can be used to instruct international military students from all approved countries without restrictions.