Drummond Defense provides cutting edge training in all aspects of hazardous materials response to include

  • First Responder Awareness​​

  • First Responder Operations

  • Hazardous Materials Technician​

  • On-scene Incident Commander​

  • Hazardous Materials Branch Officer​

  • Safety Officer at Hazardous Materials Incidents (Including Hazardous Materials Branch Safety Officer)​

  • Emergency Medical Services Level 1

  • Emergency Medical Services Level 2​

  • Hospital Emergency Room Personnel​

  • Hazardous Materials and Terrorist Incident Response & Special Topics

  • Hazardous Materials & Terrorist Incident Response Related Standards

  • Hazardous Materials Response Program Management

Hazardous Materials Training with Drummond Defense meets or exceeds NFPA Standards 472, 473, 475 under the auspices of Code of Federal Regulation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1910.120. Drummond Defense will provide technical certification per individual to include demonstration of competency. Pro-board and IFSAC accredited training available.




First responders at the awareness level are those individuals who are likely to witness or discover a release of hazardous materials and are trained to initiate an emergency response sequence. No hourly training requirement is listed in either OSHA 1910.120 or NFPA 472, but these documents indicate that first responders must have sufficient training or experience to demonstrate competency in the following areas

  • An understanding of what hazardous materials are and the associated risks

  • An understanding of potential outcomes when hazardous materials are present

  • The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous materials

  • An understanding of the first responder's role and use of the North American Emergency Responders Guidebook

  • The ability to recognize the need for additional resources  and the knowledge of the procedures to make the appropriate notifications



First responders at the operations level are those individuals who respond to releases or potential releases, as part of the initial response to protect people, property, and the environment. Operations-level first responders are trained to take defensive actions rather than try to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. OSHA 1910.120 requires first responders at the operations level to receive at least 8 hours of training or have sufficient experience to demonstrate competencies objectively. First responders must have knowledge of the awareness level, and they're required to

  • Know basic hazard and risk assessment 

  • Know how to select and use protective equipment provided to the first responder

  • Understand basic hazardous materials terms

  • Know how to perform basic control, containment, and /or confinement operations within the capabilities of they resources and protective equipment

  • Know basic decontamination procedures

  • Understand relevant SOP's and termination procedures.



Hazardous materials technicians are those who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. This level requires at least 24 hours of training at the operations level, training equal to the competences at the technician level, and certification by the employer. Hazardous materials technicians assume a more aggressive role than first responders at the operations level. They approach the point of release to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of the hazardous substance. They must be trained at the first responders operations level, and are required to 

  • Know how to implement the employer's emergency response plan

  • Know how to identify materials by using field survey instruments

  • Be able to function in an assigned role in the incident command system

  • Know how to select and use specialized personal protective equipment

  • Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques

  • Be able to perform advanced control and containment operations within the resources and equipment available 

  • Understand and implement decontamination procedures