About Us

Real World "Lessons Learns" Approach

A case study approach with interactive question and answer and practical exercise sessions are all part of our effective training methods.


Our training programs are developed for professional hazardous materials emergency responders - whether you are involved in management, supervision, or the working level  in Fire Service (Military & Civilian), Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical, WMD CST, State National Guard Units, Protective Service (DoD, Treasury, DoJ), Customs & Border Protection, Immigration & Naturalization Service, Centers for Disease Control, HazMat Teams, Intelligence Units, Pre-Hospital Care (EMS), Trucking & Railroad Industry, Public Safety Agencies, Emergency Management, Manufacturing & Shipping, Plant & Safety Management, Anti-terrorism & Force Protection, USPS Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness Management, FBI, Transportation Security Administration, and Federal Protective Service.


On-site Training

A variety of hazmat programs can be taught at your facility for cost-effective group training. 

Your organization will benefit from actual and successful incident case studies for first-time or refresher training for new and/or experienced hazardous materials professionals.  

Our flexible training allows the customer an opportunity to tailor courses to address the specific needs of his organization at his workplace. 

On-site presentations are more cost-effective and provide the benefit of convenient timing for multiple training sessions.   

We provide quality training to your entire department at a considerable cost savings. We will stay until your entire organization is trained to standard.

Receive immediate answers to your specific questions by consulting with our knowledgeable people.

Mr. Stephen L. Hermann

  Stephen L. Hermann was the Hazardous Materials Coordinator for a major state agency, and a Colonel in the Chemical Corps, National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. He is past Commandant of the Arizona Military Academy, Arizona Army National Guard and was formerly the State Chemical Officer, and commanded a Cobra Attack Helicopter Battalion. His Bachelor of Science degree is in Explosives Technology and he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College and is a Senior Executive Fellow of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Mr. Hermann has published over 165 articles in all of the major police, fire, and environmental magazines. He was a technical advisor for Argonne National Laboratories and a consultant to Los Alamos National Laboratories. He has testified before subcommittees of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He has guest lectured at the National Fire Academy. He is a Certified Homeland Security (Level V) and Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor.


on-site training


A classroom-delivered training program that concentrates on case studies of actual hazardous materials transportation accidents. The training will clarify the OSHA and EPA laws covering all emergency responders. You will see and understand “real-world” problems encountered and solutions to actual major accident problems. Discussed are large scale accident scenes; hazmat transportation accidents; hazmat teams; detection instruments; gasoline cargo tanks; working a highway accident scene; BLEVEs; major derailments; and lessons learned.  


A hands-on practical exercise training program that will prepare attendees to successfully handle accidents and emergencies involving gasoline tank trucks. Participants will understand the functioning of the valving and plumbing, how safety relief features work, why gasoline cargo tanks cannot be lifted while still loaded, the different methods of product transfer, the trucking company’s responsibilities, how to safely drill an aluminum tank truck, and considerations involved in bonding and grounding.  


This training program addresses the competencies mandated by OSHA 1910.120(q) (HAZWOPER) for all hazardous materials Incident Commanders. It will satisfy requirements for both initial qualification and annual retraining. Instructors with decades of actual hazardous materials emergency response experience will also utilize a number of “real-world” case studies of hazardous materials incidents to reinforce the course contents. Attendees will be organized into teams to conduct several extensive practical exercises involving hazard analysis, and development of the overall strategy and specific incident objectives. 


A classroom-delivered training program that examines case studies and demonstrates paraphernalia and equipment seized from actual clan drug lab search warrant raids. It was developed by Huntsville Training Associates and has been taught on numerous occasions by our experienced instructor team who has handled over five hundred clan drug labs in two states. They bring a unique fire and police department perspective. Hundreds of PowerPoint slides clearly show exactly what you can expect at an illegal clan drug lab incident.   


A classroom-delivered training program for departmental chief officers and/or senior executives that addresses assessing the scene, determining priorities, assigning roles and functions, and determining the department’s proper mission; capabilities and limitations of detection instruments, actual field performance of flammable and toxic clouds versus computer models; and the critical role of industry, the predominance of psychosomatic injuries, and weapons of mass destruction instruction. The legal liability considerations are extensively discussed and it answers the “why” of hazardous materials operations, and explains the underlying laws, nationally accepted standards of good practice, and operating principles.  


  This training program covers the basic characteristics of civilian and military explosives, and homemade bombs considerations. Depending on your requirements and location, the course can be customized to include a one-hour demonstration period, and a one-hour limited "hands-on" session involving basic priming and firing techniques. The training can further be modified to emphasize "bomb scare" procedures and techniques.  


Contact Us

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5 Thayer St., Huntsville, AL 35806, US

Call Diane or Steve at: (256) 808-3117


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed