HAZMAT FRO First Responder Operations Level II Course

HAZMAT FRO First Responder Operations Level II Course

100% Online


Initial or Refresher (8 Hour)

or $69.95 - Refresher (4-6 Hour)


Course Overview

Our highly popular, 100% online HAZMAT First Responder Operations Level II FRO course helps workers meet the Initial or Refresher OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii).

This FRO course was designed to capture your interest and maximize your learning. The class is fully narrated, and the training is presented both audibly and visually. Interactive quizzes are used to help reinforce critical information. The training is available 24/7, and can also be completed over time, at your convenience.


OSHA HAZMAT Training: First Responder Courses

HAZMAT First Responder Online Training

HAZMAT First Responder Classroom Training

Who Should Take This Course?

Our online HAZMAT FRO First Responder Operations Level II course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA HAZWOPER requirement for HAZMAT First Responder Operations (FRO) training. This course may be taken as either Initial or annual Refresher training.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii):

First responder operations level. First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures.

Students taking the HAZMAT First Responder Operations (FRO) training are not required to additionally take the First Responder Awareness (FRA) training. The FRO course meets the training requirement for both responder levels.

The most current version of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) will be mailed to each student enrolled in this course, as it is required for use during the course. A downloadable version of the ERG is also available to each student.

This course can be taken for EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits for an additional $5. If desired, this option must be selected during enrollment.

For information on OSHA HAZMAT training requirements or the HAZMAT courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT First Responder Training page.

Course Format

Through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS), this course is taken 100% online, and includes full narration of the training material. The course is also self-paced and available 24/7.

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training modules, which combine audio and visual elements for maximum retention. The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. For your convenience, it can be completed over time, and your progress will be saved to the last section completed. Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format.

Course Pricing

HAZMAT First Responder Operations (FRO) Level II Responder $79.95
HAZMAT FRO Level II Responder Refresher (8 Hour) $79.95
HAZMAT FRO Level II Responder Refresher (4-6 Hour) $69.95
EMS-CE (8 hours) – HAZMAT First Responder Operations (FRO)
Level II Responder


The desired course option must be chosen during enrollment.

Additional Training

Please note that this first responder class provides valuable HAZMAT FRO Level II Responder training information which applies to a general population of employees. This course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Course Objective

The objectives of this OSHA First Responder Operations training are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) for general industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement of 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii) for construction
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(ii): First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas in addition to those listed for the awareness level and the employer shall so certify:

  • Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
  • Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level.
  • An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.
  • Know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit.
  • Know how to implement basic decontamination procedures.
  • An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.

Course Sections

This online first responder course consists of 5 modules which include 23 sections. The sections are fully narrated and interactive. Quiz questions within each section help the student retain knowledge that will be needed for the module exams.

Module 1
Section Title
1 Introduction to Hazmat Emergency Response
2 Hazmat Emergency Responders
3 Hazardous Materials, Substances and Wastes
4 Recognizing Hazmat Incidents
Exam 1
Module 2
Section Title
5 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
6 ERG White Pages Quiz
7 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages
8 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
9 ERG Orange-bordered Pages
10 ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
11 ERG Green-bordered Pages
12 ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz
Exam 2
Module 3
Section Title
13 Managing Hazmat Incidents for the FRO
14 Basic Actions for all First Responders
Exam 3
Module 4
Section Title
15 Road Trailer Identification
16 Rail and Other Modes of Transportation
17 Other Hazmat Container Identification
Exam 4
Module 5
Section Title
18 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
19 Fire Control on a Hazmat Incident
20 FRO Entry Operations at a Hazmat Incident
21 Decontamination and the FRO
22 FRO Mitigation
23 PIDs and FIDs
Exam 5
Summary and Conclusion

Course Exams

  • This HAZMAT FRO course includes 5 exams. One exam must be taken at the completion of each module.
  • Each exam consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass each exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the modules and sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.


Our online HAZMAT First Responder Operations training course was designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers. It is OSHA accepted and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(ii).

Continuing Education

This first responder class has an option to be taken for (EMS-CE) Continuing Education credit. If you are taking the course for CE credit, please ensure you enroll in the below course:

This EMS-CE course is approved for 8 Contact Hours (.8 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) per the California Department of Public Health. Although intended for California Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS), other accrediting bodies often accept transfer of the units. Please verify whether your specific agency will accept this course for CE credit. (Public Health Accreditation #044)


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format through our Online Training System (OTS).


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