Hazardous Materials Training

First Level

 The first level of Hazmat training is the first responder or awareness level. At this level, you typically are the first to discover a hazardous material spill and begin the emergency sequence. You must notify the proper authorities and wait for them to arrive. At this level you should know how to identify hazardous materials and what risks they pose.

Second Level

The second level of Hazmat training is the operations level. At this level, you will be one of the first people to respond to the incident after it has been reported. You will help to protect the area, including the environment and people, and know how to prevent exposure.

Third Level

The third, or technicians level of Hazmat training is for those who have finished first- and second-level training and are interested in a more hands-on role. You will learn to prevent the further spread of the hazardous material and stop its release.

Fourth Level

The fourth and highest level of Hazmat training is the incident commander. Incident commanders are in charge of the hazardous material release site. They must know how to implement the employer's Incident Command System and Emergency Response Plan, according to Hazmat Solutions.

Technical Rescue Training

Technical rescue is the application of special knowledge, skills and equipment to safely resolve unique and/or complex rescue situations

  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Structural Collapse
  • Trench Rescue
  • Tunnel Rescue

Confined Space Rescue Training Program

           Identify confined spaces in the workplace.

  • Identify federal O.S.H.A. regulations pertaining to permit required confined spaces.
  • Recognize hazards associated with confined proper atmospheric monitoring, lock-out/tagout and blanking procedures.
  • Use personal protective equipment properly.
  • Identify the procedures of the permit process.
  • Identify emergency procedures for confined spaces.
  • Perform hands-on live entry drill and rescues utilizing department equipment.

High Angle Rope Rescue

  • Identify different types of rope.
  • Recognize and tie the different types of knots.
  • Make and use lowering systems.
  • Make and use raising systems.
  • Care for and maintenance of all associated rope equipment properly.

Trench Rescue

           Describe different types of trench collapse.

  • Identify various factors contributing to trench collapse.
  • Describe three basic types of soil and their significance in trench collapse.
  • Recognize the OSHA rules governing trenching.
  • Identify hazards that must be controlled at a trench collapse incident
  • Explain the measures and techniques for dealing with hazards.
  • Identify terms associated with trench rescue
  • Identify different means of pinpointing of victims location and options to protecting them.
  • Walk through of incident command procedures as it pertains to trench rescue through review of case histories
  • Describe proper first responder procedures for collapse.
  • Describe the stages of medical flow chart as it pertains to the trapped patient and the measures need to save the patient.
  • Shore a simple trench and a collapsed trench using proper equipment.
  • Install inside and/or outside walers.
  • Integrate fire service rescue equipment into the rescue process (i.e. Parateck, medium pressure air bags, ladders, etc.).

Structural Collapse
           Recognize the basic building construction types in their own districts.
  • Understand why buildings collapse.
  • Identify the different types of collapse.
  • Identify the tools capable of assisting in a collapse both high and low tech.
  • Understand and apply the incident management system to structural collapse.
  • Create and shore a building, using vertical, horizontal, and raker shores successfully.
Tunnel Rescue
           Recognize the basic types of self-contained breathing apparatus and identify the principles of their use and maintenance.
  • Prepare for use a 4-hour self- contained breathing apparatus and perform routine maintenance and inspection of the SCBA.
  • Identify the physical properties and characteristics of gases they may encounter during rescue and recover work.
  • Identify where the gases are normally found, how to test for them, and the meaning of their findings.
  • Prepare for and perform underground explorations under rescue and recovery conditions.
  • Provide team members with recommended procedures for rescuing survivors and recovering bodies following a tunnel disaster.
  • Understand the Incident Management System as it pertains to tunnel rescue.

Industrial Firefighting & Emergency Response

When industry is faced with accidents, disasters, and other in-plant emergencies, you must have the knowledge and skills to quickly and efficiently mitigate these situations.

Our training is designed to address these specific industry needs using the most advanced methodologies available in the fire training world.

Industrial Fire Brigade Training


This course provides you with practical training under real fire conditions with your emergency response leaders providing the instructions. The curriculum is custom-designed to meet a client's specific training needs.
Clients may choose from the following areas of interest:

         advanced classroom and/or field evolutions.

Based on the customer’s needs, this course can be 8 to 40 hours in length.


There are no prerequisites for this class


    Firefighter safety and survival
    Incident safety officer
    Emergency communications
    Incident command
    Emergency operation center
    Command and control course and EOC
    Pump operations
    Live fire training


This course is appropriate for all industrial emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control, and safety personnel. Other potential attendees could include:

    Plant operators
    Plant maintenance
    Laboratory personnel
    Electricians/Instrumentation techs
    Security personnel