Apply for the first pilot of NFA's Hazardous Materials / Special Operations Program Management
Published on 2 February 2010
The NFA will be delivering this 6-day pilot course on hazardous materials and special operations from May 9-14, 2010.
The United States Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) is conducting a pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland for the newly developed 6-day course, Hazardous Materials / Special Operations Program Management (P254).
Upon completion of the course, students learn how to analyze the complexities, dynamics, and inter-relationships of the components of special operations. Through interactive lecture, group activities and testing, the students will study:
The course utilizes lessons learned on how to identify the needs, develop, implement and sustain a Hazardous Materials / Special Operations Program. Ensuring the program meets the needs of the community and the current standard of care. Included in the course materials are historical examples, current models and best practices for community risk based special response capability development and sustainment.
Student selection criteria
Class Size: 22
Length: 6 days
Prerequisites: ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.
How to Apply
Stipends for eligible students are available for attendance for this pilot course. Attendance at the pilot course does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.
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