NVFC Hazmat

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Overview
The NVFC, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), is offering a hazmat train-the-trainer program: Partners in Training (PIT) Crew. This project will help first responders gain the knowledge and skills they need to train others in their communities on hazmat safety and response. Through the partnership, the NVFC will provide 15 in-person training opportunities across the U.S. at no cost to departments. Experienced hazmat trainers and those new to the field are welcome to participate.

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Courses
The NVFC is developing fifteen new train-the-trainer courses regarding hazmat safety and response. Course titles are listed below. Courses range from 3-7 hours and some contain a hands-on training component. For more information, including learning objectives, view the draft full course catalog (downloads an Excel file; last updated January 2023).

  • Teaching Hazmat Basics
  • Tools in Hazmat Training
  • Scenario-Based Hazmat Training
  • Risk-Based Hazmat Training
  • Understanding Regulations and Standards Affecting Hazmat Training
  • Teaching Basic Decon
  • Teaching Hazmat on a Budget
  • Teaching Cargo Tank Awareness – MC 306 & DOT 406
  • Instructor Training on Placards, Labels, and Markings
  • Instructor Training for Flammable Gases
  • Instructor Training for Flammable Liquids
  • Instructor Training for Ammonia
  • Instructor Training for Chlorine
  • Instructor Training for Methanol
  • Instructor Training for Propane

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Training Application
Interested in bringing an in-person training to your department or region? Complete the hazmat training application. Please note, to ensure an optimal training experience:

  • Requests should be made at least 12 weeks (3 months) in advance of proposed training date and include a proposed training location
  • Training must take place before September 2024
  • Training site should be in a central location and easily accessible to students (25 students minimum)
  • Site should have classroom-style seating and audio/visual equipment
  • Site should have hands-on-training site capabilities to conduct practical skills/drills
  • Hosting agency must help promote the training to ensure maximum, quality attendance

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CEUs
Stay tuned for information about CEUs courses delivered through this project.

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Contact
Questions? Contact Rachel Buczynski, chief of training and education, at rachel@nvfc.org or 202-887-5700.

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