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    what are the certs you can get for hazmat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawbff15
    what are the certs you can get for hazmat?
    In order:

    Awareness, Operations, Tech A then B, Incident command.

    I believe that's all of them.
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    I believe you are correct Disco, but there is one thing that i have to add to that and that is it depends which state that you are in. In Minnesota for example there are only three levels of certification Hazmat Awarness, Hazmat Operations, and Hazmat Technican. As far as i know there is not a certification for Incident comander, they just say that the most experienced Technican should be in charge or standing beside the IC making decisions with him.

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    I like wintergreen myself! Seriously we have Awareness, Tech, Ops, and something like haz-Mat chemist I believe

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    The other one is specialist. Like for example, a chlorine specialist maybe called in for a chlorine spill.

    Also you can become HAZCAT certified, which means you use methods to test substances to find out what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elswappo
    The other one is specialist. Like for example, a chlorine specialist maybe called in for a chlorine spill.

    Also you can become HAZCAT certified, which means you use methods to test substances to find out what they are.
    "Specialist" Thats what it is. thanks for the correction

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    Hi,

    If my memory serves me well enough (usually not the case):
    HAZMAT AWARNESS
    HAZMAT OPERATIONS
    HAZMAT IC
    HAZMAT TECHNICIAN
    HAZMAT SPECIALIST
    And a new one HAZMAT EMS or something to that effect.

    Ohhh! forgot one....\
    HAZMAT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
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    HazMat Awareness
    HazMat Operations
    HazMat Technician
    HazMat Specialist
    HazMat Incident Commander

    You can, as someone mentioned before, become IC without going through tech or spec. levels, which is why most people turn to specialists at a HazMat op rather than the IC.

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    what kind of civillian jobs can you get with a technician cert? i have my awarness and ops but would like to take my technician class not only for the fire service and to better my resume for a paid dept. but theres some carreer opourtunities with the technician one isnt there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawbff15
    what are the certs you can get for hazmat?
    Depends on the state.
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    Sorry, can't resist:
    Wintergreen, Peppermint, Cinnamon, and may be some more.
    (Certs breath mints.....get it?)

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