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EMS-CE (4 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder for EMS
(With Downloadable ERG)

CAPCE F3/California Accredited EMS Continuing Education (CE)
$50.00

This EMS-CE (4 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder for EMS
(With Downloadable ERG)
course has been approved for 4 Contact Hours (4 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE provider 56-0013.

Features: 
Certificate of Completion
Mobile Device Ready

Who Should Take This Training?

This EMS-CE (4 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder for EMS
(With Downloadable ERG)
course is intended for EMS Responders involved in hazardous materials emergency response at the awareness level.

First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release, and have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities.

OSHA requires that EMS Responders have a basic level of hazmat training only when, as part of their job, they could respond to a hazardous materials incident or a potential hazardous material incident.

While many EMS Responders are cross-trained (e.g., EMT and firefighter), this training applies to these workers only when they are functioning as EMS Responders.

NOTE - The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), which is required for use during this course, is available to each student in downloadable pdf format.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: FRO training builds on FRA training.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this EMS-CE (4 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder for EMS
(With Downloadable ERG)
course are to address the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i)

First responder awareness level. First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:

  • Explain what hazardous substances are and the risks associated with them in an incident;
  • Describe potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present;
  • Recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency;
  • Identify hazardous substances using environmental and other clues, if possible;
  • Describe the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer's emergency response plan, including site security and control, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook;
  • Recognize the need for additional resources; and
  • Make appropriate notifications to the communication center.
BLS/ALS Continuing Education Credits

This EMS-CEU (4 Hours) course has been approved for 4 Contact Hours (4 CEUs) of BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education by CE (Provider 56-0013), CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

IACET Continuing Education Credits Effective 11-1-2019

Authorized IACET Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 4 Contact Hours (0.4 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

About This Course

Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

This course has one exam based upon the course content. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all the course sections.

The exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i) for construction. Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

EMS Continuing Education Credits

This course is approved for 4 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider #56-0013, CAPCE Provider #SUNI0321.

This training meets the requirements for BLS/ALS Instructor-based Continuing Education.

Additional Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the EMS-CE (4 hours) - Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder for EMS
(With Downloadable ERG)
training requirement for 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(6)(i).

This training should be combined with company-specific training on the employer's Emergency Response Plan (ERP), including policies and procedures for employees that respond to hazardous materials emergencies.

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of his or her job.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Annual Refresher Training

This Hazmat First Responder Awareness (FRA) Level I Responder training requires annual refresher training, or a demonstration of competency, to keep current and comply with OSHA regulations. Refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.

If you require refresher training, visit our pages for Hazardous Materials Technician Refresher (4 hour or 8 hour), FRO Refresher (4-6 hour or 8 hour), or FRA Refresher.

Additional Training

Additional training may be warranted depending on the expected role of the emergency responder and his or her level of involvement. This may include site-specific training, additional emergency response training, and training in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) specific to the hazards.

Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment or clothing used as part of emergency response is required and should be provided by your employer.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

It is not necessary for students to take both the First Responder Awareness (FRA) AND the First Responder Operations (FRO) training. Taking the FRO course is sufficient to meet the training requirement for both responder levels: —FRO training builds on FRA training.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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