Hazardous Materials

HMEP Program is offering HazMat NFPA 472 / OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 trainings throughout our Commonwealth:
Our HazMat Instructors will be teaching from the New Released IFSTA - HazMat First Responders - Fifth Edition. 2017 The fifth edition is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1072, Standards for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualifications.
Training opportunities include but not limited to:                                   

  • HazMat Awareness Refresher with New ERG 2020 Updates             
  • HazMat Operations                                                
  • HazMat Operations with Practicum                            
  • HazMat Technician                                                
  • HazMat Technician Refreshers  
  • HazMat Confined Space Rescue *
  • HazMat Decon

Specialty Courses" this year include but not limited to the following:

  • HazMat IQ Above and Below
  • HazMat IQ Advanced 
  • HazMat Rad                                                                  
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response HaWoper                                                             
  • Ammonia, Ethanol, Chlorine Response                              
  • Hazmat for Dispatcher                                 
  • iCAMEO                                                                  
  • Chemistry for First Responders                                    
  • Pipeline Training                                                      
  • Rail Car Incident Response Crude Ethanol/Flammable    
  • Crude Oil Training / Emergencies by Rail 

Preparedness Opportunities include but not limited to:
  • Commodity Flow Surveys: Identify the patterns and the transport of hazardous materials through the transportation system of a specific area.
  • Planning Projects: Educate the public on the hazard safety measures that are in place in their community. The public right-to-know act.
  • Table Top Exercise: Test or practice responses to an emergency scenario.
  • Workshops: Policy updates and various sessions that focus on emergency planning.
  • Emergency Planning Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). Courses and workshops aimed at developing, improving, and implementing emergency plans under the EPCRA act sections 301 and 303.

Find out how you can participate:
* NASTTPO Conference
* HotZone Conference
* Cold Zone
* HazMat Continuing Challenge
* IAFC International HazMat Conference

Click here to fill out a Request to Host Training or Planning Form.

Contact KYEM HazMat Program Coordinator

Hazardous Materials
Program Coordinator and
ERG Distribution Coordinator
Danita Farrier

State 24-hour warning point for HAZMAT Spill Notification
If you need to report a spill in accordance with SARA Title III Section 304 and KRS 39E.190, please contact the Duty Officer at the State Emergency Operations Center at 800.255.2587 which serves as the twenty-four (24) hour warning point and contact for the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission.


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The 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook provides ‚Äč provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

Anyone needing ERGs can contact Danita Farrier, Emergency Management ERG Distribution Coordinator for Kentucky or their local KYEM Area Manager.

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