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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

HMO Refresher

8 Contact Hours


The Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher course is a 8-hour course that provides responders with a refresher on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to analyze, plan, and implement performance-defensive response actions for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents. During this course, students receive refresher knowledge on the activities and responsibilities required of operations-level HAZMAT responders. This course trains responders to National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) 1072: Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications.


Target Audience

Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Governmental Administrative, Hazardous Materials, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Public Safety Communications, Public Works, Agriculture, Education, Security and Safety, Search and Rescue, Transportation, and any responders having operations-level response duties during a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE)/all-hazards incidents.

Continuing Education Credits