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WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders

AWR160  - 4.00 Hours

Online Class Details

Class Number



FP AWR160 74 No Cost 180 Days from Registration Date   login enroll now


This online course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.), Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 28 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 Material (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.



There are no prerequisites for this class


  • Prevention and Deterrence
  • Identification of Hazardous Material and the Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
  • Chemical Agents
  • Biological Agents
  • Radiological Materials and Nuclear Weapons
  • Explosive Devices


  • Fire department responders
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Public works
  • County/State/Federal responders
  • Emergency medical services
  • Public health and health care workers
  • Private sector


In order to complete this course, you must have

  • internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
  • current web browser (i.e., Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, or Safari 2 or higher)
  • current versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash.



There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is highly recommended that participants complete:

Education Credits

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

0.40 CEU

Contact Information

Kelli Isaacks

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Phone: (979) 845-1614

Other Information

As part of a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) grant-funded training program, this course is available at no direct cost to state, county, and local government agencies.

At the completion of this course, you will be required to pass a comprehensive final exam in order to print a certificate of completion.

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