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Firefighting Standards - NFPA 473

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NFPA 473

Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents
NFPA 473 - Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Materials/WMD Incidents

1.1 Scope. This standard identifies the levels of competence required of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel who respond to incidents involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD). It specifically covers the requirements for basic life support and advanced life support personnel in the pre-hospital setting. 1.1.1 This standard is based on the premise that all EMS responders are trained to meet at least the core competencies of the operations level responders as defined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.

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