HazMat Incident Commander
Old Course Code: HMIC

Instructional Hours: 18.00


Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to assume responsibility and make decisions relating to the management of a hazardous materials incident. Upon completion, students will be able to analyze a hazardous materials incident, develop an incident action plan, develop an effective NIMS/ICS organization, determine appropriate public protective actions, implement and coordinate response activities, evaluate and monitor progress and developments, and terminate the incident.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include hazardous materials management sys¬tem; health and safety; incident management system; action plans, site management and control; prob¬lem identification; hazard and risk evaluation; personal protective equipment, information management and resource coordination; response objectives; decontamination management; and incident termination. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Incident Command.

MFRI Hazardous Materials Operations (HM 102) or equivalent.

Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Responder to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents - Incident Command

Log Number Register MFRI Office Fee Date Start
HM-221-S007-2019 Register
Course runs on Sun/Tues. Tuesday sessions start at 1830 hours and end at 2130 hours.
Western Maryland No Charge for MD Emergency Services Personnel Start: 05-19-2019
End: 06-02-2019 (Subject to Change)
08:30 04-30-2019 Washington County Training Center
HM-221-R006-2019 Register Special Programs Section $300.00 Start: 05-21-2019
End: 05-23-2019 (Subject to Change)
08:00 05-03-2019 MFRI Headquarters
HM-221-R001-2020 Register Special Programs Section $300.00 Start: 10-16-2019
End: 10-18-2019 (Subject to Change)
08:00 09-27-2019 MFRI Headquarters