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The Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians

The History of HazMat in Pennsylvania

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.

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Eastern Region

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


Eastern Directors


Kelly Raum – Selected 2022
kraum@chesco.org


Heather Gulsby-Steiner - Selected 2022
hgulsbysteiner@chesco.org

Central Region

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


Central Directors


Daniel Santoemma – Selected 2022
dssantoemma@ycdes.gov


Mathew Kendall – Selected 2022
mrkendall@franklincountypa.gov


Justin Shaulis – Selected 2022
jshaulis@ccpa.net


Alternate:
Michael Taylor – Selected 2022
mtaylor@ccpa.net

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


Chad Strobel - Selected 2022
cstrobel@leoc.net


Brian Feist - Selected 2022
bpfeist@gmail.com


Tom Theilacker - Selected 2022
ttheilacker@gmail.com

 

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P.O. Box 489
Greensburg, PA 15601

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History of Hazmat in Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a proud and storied history in the fire service and hazardous materials response beginning with Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation’s first safety innovators founding the Union Fire Company in 1736 and then with his understanding of blood borne pathogens he established the Pennsylvania Hospital in 1751 the first such organized hospital in the US cultivating the notion of protecting lives and property as a mission worthy of pursuit. Then the exploration and development of petroleum in Oil City, PA, when Edwin Drake drilled the famous well in 1859. The innovations of steel making in Pittsburgh starting in 1815 to the world’s largest steel producer in 1875 forged fire and chemistry to spurn the industrial age. The 1979 response to Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township, galvanized requirements for radiological hazmat emergency response, the 2001 9/11 response to Flight 93 in Somerset County, PA and the fire/rescue response of miners trapped underground and successfully rescued in 2002 involved local Pennsylvania fire and hazardous materials team support personnel.

The Origin
In 1990 a group of fire chiefs and officers, seeing the need to address hazardous material concerns met to guide these fledgling fire/hazmat response teams. These responders began organizing formally in 1980 and provided training to the fire service, chemical facilities, railroad and trucking industry institutionalizing hazmat response. Many industry leaders can relay stories of taking their first hazmat courses in Pennsylvania fire stations.

30 Years of Conference Training and Learning
We will be entering our 30th year of the Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians conference in 2022. The conference enjoys 250 attendees with over 50 vendor and presenters over 4 days targeting hazardous material response teams operating in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and nearby states. The training and learning conference is a hybrid of hands on, classroom, round table discussion, and product vendor networking with the participants where a vendor can introduce a product into a learning discussion forum to actually see how something may serve their response protocols. We have nationally recognized trainers and instructors providing the latest case studies and response nuances that response technicians can be ready to understand at the street level. In years past we have had equipment and apparatus displays, live flaring and explosives demonstrations, high pressure vessel and reactive substance leak control and containment. Decontamination and live water borne spill response evolutions. PA Fire commission sponsored National Pro-Board certificate training. Representatives from NFPA, NIOSH, ASTM, ACGIH, TRANSCAER, CHLORINE INSTITUTE, and other associations and agencies participate regularly.

Protecting the Environment
Additionally, the ingenuity of Pennsylvania responders to protect lives and property was paralleled with the heightened awareness of protecting the environment which was led by another Pennsylvanian, Rachel Carson, who was responsible for creating cause and affect origins for protecting the environment which eventually created the enactment of the U.S. EPA and ultimately the development of the PA Department of Environmental Resources in 1970 and transforming into the Department of Environmental Protection in 1995. This collectively fostered fire/hazmat/health/emergency management working together as one force where together these agencies hold high standards of accountability and certify hazmat team responders in the Commonwealth.

Mission Statement
The Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians mission: 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.

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30th Annual
PA HAZMAT Conference
August 25 to 28, 2022
7-Springs Resort and Conference Center

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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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 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 one member, from each of the three regions; Eastern, Central, and Western, as outlined by the Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians by-laws. A total of three full conference registration (valued at $325.00 each) and lodging at the 7-Springs Hotel from Thursday, August 25, 2022, to Sunday, August 28, 2022, (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 on...
“How attending the conference will benefit me, my team, and my community”.

Submissions must be received by July 08, 2022 - Send via Email to: conference@pahazmat.com

Based on the submissions, the board of directors will select one (1) winner from each region - a total of three (3).

Important information:

Meals for the conference are included, however, Thursday evening, August 25, dinner is “on your own” and is not included in the conference meal plan or the scholarship.

Also not included in the scholarship program is any:

  • 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 on or before July 15, 2022, to allow you the opportunity to make travel arrangements.

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The 2022 T-Shirt Winner is Kelly Staschak

Here is Kelly's Design - Front and Back

Thank You to all who participated in this year's T-Shirt Design Contest.


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The PAHMT would like to Thank Our 2022 Conference Sponsors and Vendors


  Our 2022 Sponsors:

BearCom

Capital Area Communications

Motorola

Specialized Professional Services, Inc.

  Our 2022 Vendors

3 Rivers Fire Equipment

908 Devices

Action Supply Product

Agilent Technologies

All Safe Industries

Alliance Solutions Group

Arista Tek, Inc.

AT&T FirstNet

Bad Day Training

California Casualty Auto Insurance

Environics USA

Fast Rescue Solutions

First Line Technology

HalenHardy

Hepaco

Howell Rescue

Laurus Systems Inc.

MCM

Mid Atlantic Fire & Air -DiVal Safety

Norfolk Southern

Red Wave Technology

Responder Training

Rigaku Analytical

Specialized Professional Services, Inc.

Swab Wagon

Vita Flex

Witmer Public Safety Group