4. CDP Online HazMat Courses

Greetings once again from Clark County, Ohio, currently celebrating 13 days without a tornado!

We haven’t mentioned FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama for some time now.  The Center is the home of many residential disaster training courses, and a few that are taught away from Anniston.

Beginning on November 2, 2018 the CDP added four online courses to its catalog.  Two of these free programs should interest many ARES members.

First, Hazardous Materials Awareness (AWR-358-dl) is required for anyone working at the scene of a HazMat incident.  Ohio firefighters and members of law enforcement generally receive this as part of their initial training, but the rest of us may have trouble finding an opportunity to obtain it.

Next, the CDP offers a Hazardous Materials Refresher (AWR-358-dl-R) as an annual reminder of the important points of the awareness class.

Using your FEMA Student ID number, you may register for either of these at https://cdp.dhs.gov/ under Online Training.  Your FEMA SID number may also be obtained here under the headline Apply for Training.

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV.