Emergency Response Training Levels 1,2,3 and 5!
Emergency Response Training Levels
There are 5 different emergency response levels, all with their own training, hazards, and types of response.
Emergency Response Level 1 Awareness:
A level 1 emergency is a situation where hazardous materials can be contained, extinguished, or abated using immediately available resources. The Level 1 incident has little risk to the environment and public health when cleanup or containment is performed.
Call us at 800-711-2706 for Emergency Response Level 1 onsite initial and refresher training!
Emergency Response Level 2 Operations:
A level 2 emergency is a situation involving hazardous materials beyond the capabilities of emergency responders on the scene and possibly beyond the capabilities of public sector responders having jurisdiction. These incidents may require assistance from state or regional response teams and can pose a long-term risk to the environment and public health.
Call us at 800-711-2706 for Emergency Response Level 2 onsite initial and refresher training!
Emergency Response Level 3 Technician
Level 3 emergencies are situations involving hazardous materials beyond the capabilities of a single state or regional response team and require more assistance. These incidents can require assistance from multiple resources, including state, federal, and private industries. Level 3 incidents pose a significant, immediate, and long-term risk to the environment and public health.
A Level 3 emergency can be identified by:
Class 2 poisonous gasses, Class 1 explosives, organic peroxide, flammable solid, materials dangerous when wet, chlorine, fluorine, anhydrous ammonia, and radioactive materials or NFPA 3 and 4 special hazards, PCBs & fire, DOT inhalation hazard, and EPA extremely hazardous substances
Large container sizes Examples: Tank cars/trucks, hopper cars/trucks, and stationary tanks, and the container integrity is damaged to the extent that rupture is possible
- A high risk of explosions or fire
- Leaks may not be able to be contained even with special resources
- Includes a large area with a large evacuation
- Environmental impact is severe
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Emergency Response Level 5 Incident Commander:
Level 5 Emergency Responders are trained to take over and control any emergency situation, so they must have all the knowledge from all the courses above!
Call us at 800-711-2706 for Emergency Response Level 5 onsite initial and refresher training!
Emergency Response Levels 1,2, and 5 are all site-specific training programs developed based on a needs assessment of the hazardous waste site, RCRA/TSDF, or emergency response operation.
If you need any of these onsite training courses, please call us at 800-711-2706
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