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Resources for First Responders and First Receivers

The following training and education resources are primarily intended for first responders and/or first receivers. Resources include individual classes and organizations that provide multiple classes. Training delivery may be online and/or classroom. Offerings have been organized by phase of incidents: preparedness and response.

Preparedness and Response

Site/Resource (Provider)
 
Target Audience Delivery Method

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Training & Outreach (DOT/PHMSA)

First Responders

Online

Training and Qualifications (DOT/PHMSA)

First Responders

Classroom

Training for Chemical Emergencies (HHS/CDC)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Training & Outreach (IAFF) **

First Responders

Online

Classroom

EPA Region 8 Preparedness Unit (EPA)

First Responders

Classroom

HazMat for Healthcare (EnMagine) *

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Hazardous Material Training Program (HazMat Solutions) *

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Classroom

TRANSCAER Resources (TRANSCAER)

First Responders

Online

Classroom Onsite

* Offered for a fee
** Requires log-in



Preparedness Only

Site/Resource (Provider) Target Audience Delivery Method

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Chemical Warfare Agents: An Overview (video - 01:11:10) (HHS)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Guidelines for HazMat/WMD Response, Planning, and Prevention Training (DHS/FEMA)

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

National Preparedness Directorate (DHS/FEMA)

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

First Responders

Online

Classroom

OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, Training and Reference Materials Library (OSHA)

First Responders

Online

Physician Preparedness for Acts of Water Terrorism: A Free Online Reference Guide (American College of Preventive Medicine)

Hospital Receivers

Online



Response Only

Site/Resource (Provider) Target Audience Delivery Method

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Advanced HAZMAT Life Support * (AHLS)

Hospital Receivers

Classroom

An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel (DHS/FEMA)

Hospital Receivers

ACE Toolkit (HHS/CDC/ATSDR)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Assessment of Chemical Exposures (ACE) Program (part of the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program [NTSIP]) (HHS/CDC/ATSDR)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Basic HAZMAT Life Support (AHLS)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Becoming a Disaster Health Information Power User (University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Chemical Casualty Care Division (USAMRICD)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) (HHS/CDC, DHS/FEMA)

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response - HAZWOPER (OSHA)

First Responders

Classroom

HAZMAT IQ *

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Classroom

First Responders

Classroom

First Responders

Classroom

First Responders

Classroom

First Responders

Classroom

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Classroom

Hospital-Based Decontamination: Hazard Recognition *

First Responders

Online

Hospital Hazmat (WMD) Operational Level Training

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Classroom

National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center (TEEX/DHS/FEMA)

First Responders

Hospital Receivers

Online

Classroom

Physician Preparedness for Acts of Water Terrorism: A Free Online Reference Guide (American College of Preventive Medicine)

Hospital Receivers

Online

OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, Training and Reference Materials Library (OSHA)

First Responders

Online

Training & Outreach (DOT/PHMSA)

First Responders

Online

Training and Qualifications (DOT/PHMSA)

First Responders

Classroom

Training for Chemical Emergencies (HHS/CDC)

Hospital Receivers

Online

*Offered for a fee



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Resources for Health Care Professionals

The following resources are primarily intended for health care professionals, to supplement the training and education resources listed above.

Educational and Facility Competencies

Case Studies of Medical Response

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Resources for Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene Professionals

The following resources are intended for professionals in the toxicology or industrial hygiene fields. The information may be useful for first responders and first receivers interested in a more in-depth discussion of toxicological principles and training.

*Offered for a fee

Quizzes

Cartoons about Toxidromes

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Professional Societies, Organizations, and Discussion Groups

Professional societies and associations can be useful tools for chemical management, identification, and human health information. These societies include experts, and making connections can provide a wealth of information.

Medical Societies

Toxicological and Risk Assessment Organizations

Other Organizations

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