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 Training page.
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.
The desired course option must be chosen during enrollment.
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.
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.
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.
|1||Introduction to Hazmat Emergency Response|
|2||Hazmat Emergency Responders|
|3||Hazardous Materials, Substances and Wastes|
|4||Recognizing Hazmat Incidents|
|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|
|13||Managing Hazmat Incidents for the FRO|
|14||Basic Actions for all First Responders|
|15||Road Trailer Identification|
|16||Rail and Other Modes of Transportation|
|17||Other Hazmat Container Identification|
|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|
|23||PIDs and FIDs|
|Summary and Conclusion|
- 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).
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).