Team Leader Mtg.
March 1st, 2012
Commerce City, CO
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Please check the members
area for more information.
Denver UASI & NCR
Remember to check the
website for training opportunities.
March 2nd, 2012
Commerce City, CO
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Team Leaders Only Doing Review
Remember FOG's are in Members Area.
If you have been asked to help review the
FOG's please track all changes and email
them to Glenn.
Responding to Ethanol Incidents
View this video from Ethanol Trade Association
The Renewable Fuels Association has prepared a 20-minute video to help
Click on this link for the 20-minute video.
What constitute Hazmat incidents??
The semantics of what constitutes a hazmat spill is often argued. For hazardous materials we have 'reportable quantities' and of course oil is it's own special animal based on laws that take into account our widespread use. A laboratory chemical X, spilled in a lab, by a qualified user... would be different than the same chemical X found in a residential dumpster in an attempt to illegally dispose it.
I would be interested to know how it is laid out in the response plan as well as if all personnel dealing with the spill are trained to an acceptable level.
So You're Thinking About Joining
the HazMat Team?
Here is a question for all of you out there that are a member of a HazMat Team or a HazMat Instructor (or both). How many times have you come across someone, either on the line or in one of your classes that says something like "I'd like to join HazMat but..."? Sound familiar? What have some of their reasons been? They're no good at chemistry? They could never get into a Level A suit? They're not smart enough? The list goes on and on. These are all valid concerns on their part, but they are also wrong. That said, just what kind of qualities does it take to be a successful member of a HazMat Team?
The following are just some of the qualities, abilities and attributes that are required for membership on a Hazardous Materials Team:
Team Player Attitude - While the fire service is based on crews and teamwork, this is especially important on a HazMat Team. You simply can't be on the Entry Team all the time getting your picture in the paper. There are too many other areas that need to be staffed, such as Decon, Research, Back-Up Team, Logistics, etc. No one can do it all on their own, regardless of what they think. The ideal HazMat Technician fits in with the rest of the team, follows the chain of command as opposed to freelancing and is ready, willing and able to get in, get dirty and get the job done, regardless of their assigned task.
Adams-Jeffco Hazardous Reponse Authority
P.O. Box 746570 Arvada, CO 80006 303-271-4909 Fax 303-271-4905