The Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit (ESU), is the primary agency in the State of Louisiana with both the regulatory and statutory authority for hazardous materials and explosives. Technicians assigned to ESU respond to, mitigate and often remediate hazardous materials and explosives incidents throughout the State of Louisiana on a 24-hour basis, 365 days a year. Courses offered by the LSP Hazardous Materials Training Program are taught by ESU Technicians and guest instructors. Training is available at no cost for local, state and federal responders assigned to the State of Louisiana through funding provided by PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant.
The LSP Hazardous Materials Training Program offers courses for first responders in relation to Hazardous Materials incidents. These courses also include counter-terrorism curriculum. Courses either meet or exceed NFPA® 470: Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Standard for Responders, NFPA 1072/472 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii), where applicable.
BY REGISTERING FOR ANY LSP/ESU SPONSORED COURSE, STUDENTS SIGNIFY THEY WILL READ AND ABIDE BY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STUDENT SAFETY MANUAL AT ALL TIMES.
On-site training is held at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC), a state of the art training complex providing world class training opportunities located at 1400 West Irene Road, Zachary, LA 70791. It is maintained and operated by the Louisiana State Police and is located just north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. JESTC's mission is to provide a centralized location where law enforcement, government, and other civilian agencies, separately or jointly, train personnel in emergency and first response services. Additional training opportunities are also offered at various off-site locations throughout the state.
Lodging is provided at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC) Staff Development Center at no cost for students who reside outside of 50 miles from the training site.