Illinois Fire Service Institute


Hazardous Materials Incident Command : 16.00 Hours

Course Description

The goal of this 16-hour course is to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the NIMS at a CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive) event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the exposure to a hazardous material. During this course the students will demonstrate the individual skills necessary to direct and coordinate all aspects of a hazardous materials incident; implement the incident management system; simulate an activation of the emergency response plan, state and federal regional response plans; show knowledge and understanding of the importance of decontamination procedures; demonstrate an understanding of hazards associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing; analyze a hazardous materials incident, set objectives, identify potential action plans, evaluate the planned response, documentation, and complete the final termination requirements.

This course is part of the following Programs

  • hazardous materials
  • hazardous materials courses for first responders
  • nfa-endorsed


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

Additional Files

If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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decatur Mon, Oct 25 2021 -
Tue, Oct 26 2021

Applicable Credits

Hours 4
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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