Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational (FRO)

This course will provide participants who are likely first responders with an improved capability to respond to hazardous materials events in a safe and competent manner, within the typical resources and capabilities available to State Parks. The Office of Emergency Services has developed this single, coordinated, and standardized hazardous substance incident response training and education program in conformance with Government Code Article 3.8. Upon successful completion the participants will receive State Certification in hazardous material response at the limits of the "First Responder Operational" level.

Department Participants: Job-required training for Park Maintenance Chiefs and Park Maintenance Supervisors.
Non-Department Participants: Personnel responsible for responding to hazardous material incidents throughout California. Cost: $800 for California Resident, $900 for Out-of-State Resident. (Cost includes registration, meals and lodging.)
Program Length: 24 hours