Prepares students as hazardous materials first responders. Includes recognition and identification of hazardous materials, analysis, planning, implementing and evaluating the response to a hazardous materials incident. Addresses requirements of NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents and the United States Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration for Operations Level Responder. Upon successful completion students are eligible to apply for Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations certification through the Nebraska State Fire Marshal. Student certification as meeting the medical requirements of NFPA 1582 as determined by medical evaluation by a physician required prior to participation in physically demanding activities.