NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Training

CFRC Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

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Blended Course Delivery

The CFRC offers both the NFPA 1072 Awareness and 1072 Operations levels in one course. This course is called the CFRC Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations and is offered in a partially on-line, partially in-person delivery format (blended).

Prerequisites for enrolling in this program are as follows:

  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR

  • Valid class 5 (or equivalent) drivers license

  • Doctor's physical evaluation (for practical application)

Upon completion of both the online and in-person practical components for firefighter training, students learning to become firefighters will receive the opportunity to be tested by the Pro-Board. If successful, students will receive a Pro-Board certificate for each level of firefighter training achieved.

2 Part Program

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CFRC HAZMAT Awareness and Operations - Online

  • Provides you with the basic theoretical knowledge of Hazardous Materials Response
  • Meets the theory learning requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072 standard
  • You can register and begin this firefighter training program at any time, no registration deadlines or set class dates
  • No due dates! You can complete the firefighter training program at your own pace
  • Interactive visual and audio learning aids
  • You must purchase the required textbook for this firefighter training program. Textbooks are available in print or electronic versions.
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CFRC Firefighter I&II - Practical Component

  • Must successfully complete the CFRC HAZMAT Awareness and Operations - Online firefighter training program before attending
  • There are admission requirements to this firefighter training program. Completion of an application package and acceptance into the firefighter training program is required.
  • Involves in-person demonstration and instruction of hazardous materials responder skills
  • Practical firefighter training runs over the course of one week
  • Utilize hazardous materials suits and other equipment to mitigate several hazardous materials scenarios
  • Stay at the fire station. Accommodations are included with tuition. You will be staying at one of two fire stations.
  • Receive Pro-Board testing. If successful, you will receive Pro-Board certifications for NFPA 1072 Awareness and Operations levels.

Register and begin your online training at any time!


Two NFPA Levels Covered

This HAZMAT education program for firefighter training provides students with the knowledge needed to become professional HAZMAT responders at the operations level. The course features interactive learning material that helps students understand content better and top notch emergency services instructors who help firefighting students learn the best way to respond to different types of hazardous materials incidents. Experienced firefighter Instructors are available through the Moodle learning platform to assist firefighting students regularly during the online portion of their firefighter training as well. There are two National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) levels covered in this two part course, they are:

  • NFPA 1072 Awareness - Awareness Level Hazardous Materials Response
  • NFPA 1072 Operations - Operations Level Hazardous Materials Response

Pro Board Accredited

In order to receive the opportunity to be tested by the Pro Board®, students wishing to become a firefighter must complete the practical component of their HAZMAT Training on site in addition to the successful completion of the Online firefighter portion of the program.

For further information regarding the Pro Board®, visit

NFPA 1072 HAZMAT Training