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AWR-160-SAT Standardized Awareness Training

April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


This eight-hour course is delivered in your jurisdiction and focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a–f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies.
This course takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Materials (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.

Topics in this course include: Prevention and Deterrence, Identification of Hazardous Materials and the ERG, Chemical Agents, Biological Agents, Radiological Materials and Nuclear Weapons, and Explosive Devices.

Course objectives:

  • Identify terms and concepts that are applicable to the prevention and deterrence of terrorist and CBRNE incidents.
  • Identify hazardous materials, hazard classes, and response information using the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).
  • Discuss selected chemical agents including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sources, indicators of an attack, physical characteristics.
  • Discuss selected biological agents, including the physiological signs and symptoms of exposure, potential sources, indicators of an attack, and physical characteristics.
  • Discuss radiation and radiological materials.
  • Discuss explosives, including the characteristics and the effects of a detonated explosive device.

Required prerequisites:

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (any version)
  • IS-700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Visit FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Course manager:
Stephanie M. Hakala
SAA/State Training Coordinator
Washington EMD
Phone: 253-512-7046


April 17, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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