A collaborative partnership between the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and NIPSTA supports this two-day, State-certified program intended for emergency response personnel who are likely to command a hazardous materials/CBRNE incident above the initial response level. It is also aimed at emergency management personnel whose duties require close coordination with the incident commander.
Participants will exercise the necessary skills to direct and coordinate all aspects of a hazardous materials incident by implementing the incident management system, developing and coordinating emergency response plans and decontamination procedures, demonstrating the understanding of hazards associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing, analyzing incidents and identifying action plans, completing documentation, and completing final termination requirements.
The tuition for this course is generally supported through a grant. However, grant funding may be withdrawn at any time. Students will be notified immediately if grant funding is eliminated.
Lunch is not included.
Hazardous Materials-Operations Level
REQUEST FOR REGISTRATION APPLICATION PROCESS: Departments may not hold spots. Individual student names are required at the time of registration
This program is supported through a federal grant administered by the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Students will be considered for acceptance according to the following prioritization as determined by IL MABAS:
1) First priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders included on the training roster of an IL MABAS Special Operations Team that is located within Cook County along with credentialed members of a state-wide specialized team recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA). Approved students may receive a tuition fee waiver and may be eligible for reimbursement from IL MABAS for approved overtime and backfill expenses.
2) Second priority is provided to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located within Cook County. These students may receive a tuition fee waiver.
3) Third priority is provided on a space available basis to Requests for Registration received from first responders who are employed by a department that is located in Du Page, Lake, Will, McHenry or Kane Counties.
Students not accepted into this course will be automatically placed on a waiting list according to the date of their Request for Registration.
All questions regarding enrollment should be directed to Illinois MABAS at (847) 403-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration Deadline: All Requests for Registration must be received by NIPSTA by May 10, 2018.
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation of an accepted Request for Registration must be received in writing by NIPSTA at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled training program. Substitute requests will not be accepted.
If notice of cancellation is not received by NIPSTA before the first day of the scheduled training program, then 100% of the tuition fee shall be due and payable to NIPSTA.
NIPSTA reserves the right to cancel a course. Notice of cancellation will be provided to students at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of the program. Cancellations with less than seven (7) days" notice will only be in the event of an emergency.