The Hazardous Materials Awareness certificate provides first responders with the knowledge and skills to understand hazardous substances and the risk associated with them in an accident. Protocols learned will allow the graduate to function in a first responder role that will secure safety for themselves and others. This certificate meets the requirements of the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM), the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and the National Fire Academy. Completion of this certificate and additional requirements will provide the student with Certification Hazardous Materials Awareness (HMA) from OSFM.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Jeffrey Newbury, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, 815/835-6269.