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The 2020 PA HazMat Conference is Fast Approaching at Seven Springs Mountain Resort



T-Shirt Winning Design 2019 | PA HazMat - The PA Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians

The Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians

Our Mission Statement

To provide professional representation and a coordinated voice for the communities and residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to promote training and quality service to the HazMat Technicians in order to minimize loss of life, property and the environment.

Eastern Region

Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, & Wyoming

Eastern Directors

Kelly Raum - 2017 to 2019

Kevan Williams - 2018 to 2020

Kevin Heym - 2017 - 2019

Central Region

Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry and York

Central Directors

Kelly Knepper - 2017 to 2019

Kimberly Frank - 2018 to 2020

Daniel Santoemma - 2018 to 2020

Western Region

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland

Western Directors

Vince Sherwood - 2018 to 2020

Bill Wright Sr - 2017 to 2019

Richie Policz - 2017 to 2019

Contact PA HazMat

P.O. Box 489
Greensburg, PA 15601



Information Requests

By-Laws, Audits, and Minutes

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You can also - Call Seven Springs: 800-452-2223

Rooms are available at the Discounted Rate until July 25, 2020 or until the room block is sold out.

Tell the agent that you are with the 2020 Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians Conference to receive the Discounted Room Rate.

See You There...





28th Annual, Pa. HAZMAT Conference | August 27 to 30, 2020 | 7-Springs Resort and Conference Center

Download the 2020 Conference Scholarship Information

The PA HazMat Technician Conference provides opportunities from the opening ceremony keynote through the 4-day conference to choose from nationally renowned instructors, and view state of the art equipment with our vendor/sponsors. The success of this conference over the last two years allows us to provide this unique training and conference opportunity. The Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians (PAHMT) is making available to Pennsylvania HAZMAT Teams “new” members or members “who have never had the opportunity to attend” the Pennsylvania HAZMAT Conference, a full conference registration with hotel lodging.

These scholarships are being offered to two (2) members, from each of the three (3) regions, as outlined by the Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians by-laws. A total of, six (6) full conference registration (valued at $325.00 each) and lodging at the 7-Springs Hotel from Thursday, August 27, 2020 to Sunday, August 30, 2020, (valued at $683.76 each). Total value of over $1,000.00 each.

To sign up to win one of these scholarships, we ask that you submit a paragraph of 200 words or less, via email to: - “How attending the conference will benefit me, my team, and my community”. Submissions must be received by July 15, 2020.

Based on submissions the board of directors, will select two winners from each region.

Important information:

  • Meals for the conference are included, however, Thursday evening, August 27, dinner is “on your own” and is not included in the conference meal plan or the scholarship.
  • Travel to and from the conference is not provided. Once on property all programs are within walking distance or transportation is provided as part of the conference or resort programs.
  • You will be required to provide a credit card for “additional charges” for your hotel room booking.
  • You are not required to be a member of the PAHMT to participate.
  • The PAHMT Board of Directors has the final decision in the award of these scholarships.
  • If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be notified prior to July 20, 2020, to allow you the opportunity to make arrangements for your travel.

Be a Vendor - Be a Sponsor
The Premier Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians Conference - Seven Springs Mountain Resort - August 27-30, 2020

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Vendors - The Dedicated Vendor Show is Friday, August 28, 2020 from 1 PM to 7 PM

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Sponsorships are a great way for your company to support the conference, while also having your company recognized as a supporter of the PA Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians and its members.

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We look forward to partnering with you to assist in strengthening hazardous material capabilities, throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and beyond...

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Questions: Michael Rearick -

Opening Keynote with Allen W. Baldwin
“Leading from the Front - Patton Style”

Allen Baldwin grew up in Wilkins Township Pennsylvania Allegheny County where he started his fire service career while in high school. Allen is currently serving as the Assistant Chief Operations, for the Stafford County Virginia Fire and Rescue Department. Allen has over 35 years fire service experience and is still an active instructor in both the suppression and non-suppression areas.

Allen has served as both a career and volunteer officer in various positions. This has included as serving as the Fire Official for the Town of McCandless, Chief of the Chambersburg Fire Department, Volunteer Chief of the Gettysburg Fire Department and the Chief of the Winchester Fire and Rescue Department. Allen also served as the Director of Operations and Incident Response for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Allen holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Waldorf University, Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from Point Park University, along with an associate degree in Fire Science from the Community College of Allegheny County. Allen is also a graduate of the NFA Executive Fire Officer Program, Fire Officer IV, Holds Chief Fire Officer, Chief EMS Officer and Chief Training Officer Designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Allen is also an instructor for Missouri State University in their Fire Science Program.

Closing Keynote with Scott Russell
Baltimore County Train Derailment and Explosion Case Review

Scott Russell is a 26-year Veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department where he began his career as a Paramedic assigned to the Hazmat Team. He is now a Captain of the Hazardous Materials Response Team. He is also a (Ret) Lt Colonel in the Delaware Air National Guard 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron New Castle, Delaware. He has 27 years of experience as a flight nurse performing Aeromedical Evacuation of wounded. He has deployed nine times in support of four different overseas contingencies. His passion is Disaster/Emergency planning with the Air National Guard specializing in Hurricane evacuation/disaster response. His education consists of an AA Emergency Medical Services, BS in Nursing, and a MS in Disaster/Emergency Management.

His love is responder training and instilling the basics through his Safety Through Knowledge™ concepts; his company creates training focused on the responder with the principles of STK™ and the KISS (keep it simple stupid) concept. He is passionate about responder training, getting off the computers and training hands on in person. His goal is to promote Survival and Safety on incidents and to prevent Cancer in first responders. He also founded the non-profit organization Society of One America’s Defenders which is dedicated to building houses for combat wounded Veterans.