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Courses - Instructor Presentations - Video On-Demand

The Pennsylvania Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians would like to Thank Our Sponsors, and all of the Instructors who helped make this year's Video On-Demand Conference a reality during this difficult time of COVID-19. Without all of you - this would not have been possible. Funding For This Conference Provided By PEMA.

Mark Gutekunst

AEMC Instruments
Southampton, PA

Email: MPG@AEMC.com

Office: 508.698.5655

Cell: 603.781.3668


Mark Gutekunst is the mid-Atlantic Sales Engineer for AEMC instruments, providing customer testing solution from New York City and Long Island to Virginia and West Virginia.

He is one of the instructors of AEMC’s Understanding Ground Resistance training course, as well as other electrical system testing courses.

He is a degreed Electrical Engineer.

Mark is available to provide on-site or virtual training, upon request.

AEMC HazMat Ground Resistance Testing

Static Grounding & Bonding Kit Training Overview

This course provides an overview of how to safely install and test a Static Grounding & Bonding system for use during Hazardous Material transfers.

Updated information includes current step-by-step ground resistance testing procedures, and new test equipment available.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to properly assess a HazMat site for installing a proper Grounding and Bonding system
  • What’s needed to install a HazMat site ground system
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Grounding system
  • How to test a Grounding System
  • Ways to reduce ground resistance on temporary ground system.

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AEMC HazMat Ground Resistance Testing

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Jim Leer

Hazardous Materials Technician

Somerset County (PA) Hazardous Materials Team 600

Email: jaleer@comcast.net

Cell: 814-233-0745

 

Jim's emergency response experience spans over 30-years with the volunteer fire service.

He is a member of the Somerset VFD and Somerset County (PA) Hazardous Materials Team.

His fulltime employment is a Loss Control Consultant for a regional property and casualty insurance company.

He also has over 20-years as a Suppression Level Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Local Training Program with a focus on hazardous materials courses.

He is a Certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Instructor II, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Vehicle Rescue Technician. He holds the designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

His formal education includes an A.S. in Fire Science and Administration from Community College of Allegheny County, a B.S. in Safety and Environmental Management from Slippery Rock University, and a M.S. Safety Sciences – Technical from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

BLEVE Case Studies and Awareness


Lessons learned from past incidents provide an invaluable training resource.

This program will review BLEVE investigations and lessons learned from these past incidents.

These lessons learned will be supplemented with behavior, causes, effects, assessment, and response guidelines for responding to incidents which a BLEVE could occur.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify BLEVE incident investigation reports
  • Identify past incident lessons learned essential for the safety of the responders and the public
  • Define boiling liquid expansion vapor explosion
  • List the four (4) conditions needed for a BLEVE to occur
  • Explain the sequence of a BLEVE
  • Identify the cause and affect flame impingement on a container
  • Identify response guideline resources and practices

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BLEVE Case Studies and Awareness

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Steve Clark

Acting Captain

Phone: 703-424-4466

Email: Steve Clark

Website: SYGNALAPP.com

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Steve is an Acting Captain with a large municipal fire department, and member of his departments Hazardous Materials team.

Previous to that, he worked in the private sector as a responder for a national spill response contractor.

Steve has been in the fire service for nearly 15 years, and has taught, written, and spoken on Hazardous materials topics internationally.

SYGNAL - CBRNE Simulation Training System

The purpose of this course is to demonstrate the importance of having realistic gas detection simulation involved with first responder training.

This course will discuss current gas detection training, as well as the reasons why more comprehensive systems need to be implemented.

We will demonstrate existing training systems, and how you can add realism to your teams training today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand existing practices and industry trends
  • Understand the importance of portable gas detectors for firefighter safety
  • Understand what our meters are telling us
  • Learn about emerging trends in gas detection and drone technology
  • Learn how to integrate modern detection training software into your teams training

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SYGNAL - CBRNE Simulation Training System

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

Developing the Next Generation HazMat Instructor


So, you are interested in becoming a hazmat instructor.

This session will teach you how to take things to the next level, through education, networking, and becoming a classroom leader.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding learning methods
  • Understanding generational differences in learning
  • Learn how to mentor
  • Networking strategies
  • Gaining ideas for self-development

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Developing the Next Generation HazMat Instructor

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Eric LaVergne

Business Development

Email: Eric LaVergne

Website: WilliamsFire.com

24 HR Emergency Response #: 1-409-727-2347

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Eric LaVergne - Of Williams Fire & Hazard Control has traveled the world in response to over 100 industrial fire related emergencies on land and at sea.

Eric was directly involved in the development and patents of equipment and methodologies used the world over in the extinguishment of large flammable liquid fires, and continues to apply his experience and knowledge on the importance of performance equipment and effective firefighting tactics.

Working for the foremost authority on flammable liquid fires for over 35 years Eric has been involved in the most treacherous of scenarios — including the largest fully involved flammable liquid storage tank fire extinguished on record at over 270 feet in diameter.

Dewey Morrison

Senior Supervisor – Agents R&D

Email: Dewey Morrison

Website: WilliamsFire.com

24 HR Emergency Response #: 1-409-727-2347

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Dewey Morrison - Currently a supervisor of two firefighting foam test laboratories in the USA and Germany.

Dewey has over 10 years of experience as a formulation chemist developing and refining firefighting chemicals.

This includes fluorinated and non-fluorinated foams as well as dry chemical agents.

He has instructed on the chemistry of firefighting foams at conferences in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

In 2015, he became a member of the Williams Emergency Response Team and has since responded to a small number of fire events.

In 2020, he completed the requirements for Industrial Emergency Response Specialist certification from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.

Fluorinated vs Non-Fluorinated Firefighting Foam Q&A Discussion


Our team provides a question and answer format discussion on a topic in the spotlight of responders across the world.

Learning Objectives:

  • Types of Firefighting Foam
  • Why was fluorine added to foam?
  • We switched from C8 to C6. Why isn’t that enough?
  • Why are fluorinated foams in the spotlight?
  • Clean-up of both products.
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of both products.

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Fluorinated vs Non-Fluorinated Firefighting Foam Q&A Discussion

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

Hazmat Case Studies – Avoid Making History!


Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.

This class discusses several historic case studies that have influenced the way we respond today.

The instructor will talk about lessons learned and how it applies to today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about some important case studies in hazmat history
  • Learn about the decisions made and how they impacted the incident
  • Discuss what could/should have been done differently
  • Discuss options on avoiding the same problems today

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Hazmat Case Studies – Avoid Making History!

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Taylor Schuster

Program Analyst - Support for the CBRNResponder Network

Phone: 703-424-4466

Email: Taylor Schuster

Website: CBRNResponder.net

YouTube: Our Recorded Webinars

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Taylor joined Chainbridge Technologies in April of 2020, where he now supports the CBRN programs as a Program Analyst.

He is involved with CBRNResponder’s outreach & training, exercise support, and end user engagement.

Prior to joining the team at Chainbridge technologies Taylor was working in emergency response/management, where he was able to provide support in both training exercises and real-world events including the 2019 Harborview Radiation Incident where he worked with the (DOE/NNSA) in an IMT capacity.

Taylor graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2019 with a B.A. in Public Policy and Legal studies.

Introduction to CBRNResponder


This presentation should act as an introduction for the CBRNResponder, RadResponder, and ChemResponder networks.

Starting with a brief history of how the RadResponder network was started and how we use our federal partners to fund our network that is in place for state and local agencies to help with data collect, management, and sharing in all hazard events. Currently we have over 10,000 users from all over the United States.

This presentation will touch on many of the features that make up the CBRNResponder network, both the website and the mobile application, as well as giving the resources of how to find out more information on specific capabilities.

The data collect part of the presentation is for those users who would find themselves out in the field during an incident and the live demo is a brief example of how someone who is using the website would use the data collected to create a common operation picture and situational awareness for the response effort.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the history of CBRNResponder
  • How to use the mobile application
  • How to navigate the event space/map on the website
  • Where to find additional resources on specific features and information on upcoming webinars

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Introduction to CBRNResponder

HAZMAT MAYDAYS, What Works and What Don't - Part 1

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

Leadership 101 – Developing Strategies to Become a Team Leader


The instructor will share his experience and lessons learned in becoming a hazmat team leader.

Discover strategies to become the team leader that you want to be.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn some basic rules of leadership
  • Recognize the purpose of leadership
  • Identify the fundamentals of leadership, including core values
  • Challenge you to be a better leader!

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Leadership 101 – Developing Strategies to Become a Team Leader

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

Patient Consideration During a HazMat Response


A contaminated patient will give your EMS system a scare. This course will give you a common sense, all-hazards, approach to care for your patient from the time they are contaminated, until they are ready for transport.
Learning Objectives:

  • Define hazardous materials in an easy to understand way
  • Discuss decontamination considerations
  • Learn some patient care considerations
  • Learn how to protect yourself while taking care of a patient.

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Patient Consideration During a HazMat Response

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David J. Allard, MS, CHP, FHPS

Pennsylvania DEP’s Director of the Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP)

Email: djallard@pa.gov

Phone: 717-787-2480


PA Department of Environment Protection
Bureau of Radiation Protection
PO Box 8469
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8469


In February of 1999 Mr. Allard became the Pennsylvania DEP’s Director of the Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP).

He is responsible for the: accelerator, X-ray, environmental surveillance, nuclear safety, radiological emergency response, radioactive materials, decommissioning / site clean-up, low-level radioactive waste and radon programs within the Commonwealth.

During his 20+ years with DEP, he has also served as acting Deputy Secretary for Waste, Air, Radiation & Remediation on two occasions.

BRP has over 100 technical and administrative staff and a $14M annual budget. Dave is the Governor’s official liaison to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the DEP’s Commissioner and current Chairman for the interstate Appalachian States Low-level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission.

He is the technical lead on oil & gas radium and industry-generated NORM / TENORM issues for DEP.

Mr. Allard received an associate in applied science degree in Environmental Health Technology from Hudson Valley Community College, a bachelor of science degree in Environmental Sciences from SUNY Albany, and a master of science degree in Radiological Sciences & Protection from U Mass – Lowell’s Department of Applied Physics. He is certified by the American Board of Health Physics, a Fellow of the Health Physics Society (HPS), and has acted as the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors’ (CRCPD) liaison to the National Council on Radiation Protection & Measurement (NCRP) for over 15 years.

Dave has been in various leadership roles with the HPS and CRCPD, and is a Past Chairperson of the CRCPD. He is also a member of the AAPM, ANS, NRRPT and SNMMI.

Prior to joining DEP, he was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy regarding environmental and occupational radiation protection issues for eight years.

Mr. Allard has been involved in the various aspects of governmental, industrial, reactor, medical, and academic radiation protection for over 40 years.

Early in his career he taught X-ray Physics and Radiation Biology in the Albany Medical Center’s school of Radiologic Technology, and in the 1990s was the lead instructor for a 40-hour Fundamentals of Radiation Protection course given annually in the Boston area.

Mr. Allard also serves as a member or advisor on several national and international radiation protection committees.

He has authored numerous professional papers and reports, and frequently lectures on a wide variety of radiation protection topics and concerns. 

Pennsylvania’s Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Program


This presentation will outline the federal and state radiological / nuclear emergency response framework.

It also describes recent federal initiatives (e.g., by NRC, EPA, DHS and FEMA), our BRP programs, and ongoing efforts in acquiring new state-of-the-art mobile radiation monitoring and communication capability, various hand-held (alpha, beta and gamma) radiological monitoring equipment, establishment of web based NPP parameter monitoring, and, overall enhancement of our state’s government and private sector human assets and procedures for responding to any radiological / nuclear incident.

Lastly, the presentation will describe how local HazMat Teams can access BRP thru PEMA’s 24/7 Duty Officers for support during fixed facility incidents or transportation accidents involving radioactive material.

Learning Objectives:

  • Appreciate the various types of radiological / nuclear incidents possible in the Commonwealth
  • Understand the federal and state framework for responding to a radiological / nuclear incident
  • Be able to describe what human and equipment assets are available at the federal and state level during such an event
  • Realize what radiological / nuclear technical support is available to HazMat Teams and Incident Managers in the Commonwealth
  • Know how to reach-back to state assets for such technical support

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Pennsylvania’s Radiological and Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Program

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Jim Leer

Hazardous Materials Technician

Somerset County (PA) Hazardous Materials Team 600

Email: jaleer@comcast.net

Cell: 814-233-0745

 

Jim's emergency response experience spans over 30-years with the volunteer fire service.

He is a member of the Somerset VFD and Somerset County (PA) Hazardous Materials Team.

His fulltime employment is a Loss Control Consultant for a regional property and casualty insurance company.

He also has over 20-years as a Suppression Level Instructor for the Pennsylvania State Local Training Program with a focus on hazardous materials courses.

He is a Certified Firefighter II, Fire Officer II, Instructor II, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Vehicle Rescue Technician. He holds the designation of Certified Safety Professional (CSP) through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

His formal education includes an A.S. in Fire Science and Administration from Community College of Allegheny County, a B.S. in Safety and Environmental Management from Slippery Rock University, and a M.S. Safety Sciences – Technical from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Remote Methane Leak Detection

Conventional multiple gas detectors used for air monitoring at natural gas leaks requires the responder to work in the area of the leak to obtain a reading. This exposes the responder to be in proximity of a flammable atmosphere. The use of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology allows the responder to assess natural leaks from a distance. This program will cover the operating principles, technology limitations, and tactical application of remote methane leak detection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the operating principle of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology.
  • Identify the benefits of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology.
  • Identify the limitations of tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology.
  • Define and interpret instrument response reading of parts per million- meters (ppm-m).
  • Apply tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS) technology to an incident to perform a systematic assessment of a natural gas leak incident.

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Remote Methane Leak Detection

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

The Dirty Dozen – 12 Common Mistakes in HazMat Response


This thought-provoking course is designed to get you thinking about common problems and how to resolve them.

The instructor will share his 30 years of response problems and the mistakes that were made.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn of several common mistakes that plague our responses
  • Even minor issues can impact our responses and site safety
  • Listen to some common problems and think about some options.
  • Come up with some solutions!

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The Dirty Dozen – 12 Common Mistakes in HazMat Response

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David Bullard

Lieutenant and HAZMAT Training Officer

Columbia County Fire Rescue, GA

Email: David Bullard

 

David is a 22 year member of the fire service and currently serves as a Lieutenant and HAZMAT Training Officer with the Columbia County Fire Rescue (Ga.) and a part time Firefighter with Grovetown (Ga) DPS.

In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia State Firefighter's Association, National Volunteer Fire Council State Director, Georgia Pipeline Emergency Response Initiative Board of Directors, NFPA’s Working Group on Flammable Refrigerants, Alternate to NFPA 1021 and 1056 Committees, and was Secretary of IFSTA's Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator 3rd Edition Curriculum Committee, contributor to the “Training Officer’s Desk Reference”, and is a Safety and Health coordinator with HEPACO LLC.

As an active instructor for the Georgia Fire Academy with Firefighter Basics, David is constantly engaged with teaching live fire, leadership, HAZMAT, and Firefighter Survival/RIT classes.

The Voodoo of Natural Gas Leaks

Firefighter training typically lacks a significant amount of training on natural gas incidents.

The missing information can seem like voodoo until the firefighter is exposed to the concepts and proactive practices of natural gas leaks.

Being a high frequency event for fire response, the ability for a fire department crew or HazMat team to play a significant role in preventing a catastrophic event is huge.

This course will use case studies, scenarios, and interactive discussion to enhance response and mitigation of natural gas emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be introduced to the NVFC Pipeline Toolkit
  • Students will discuss the difference in use of atmospheric meters and stand along CGIs
  • Students will gain recognition of signs of natural gas migration

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The Voodoo of Natural Gas Leaks

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

Thermal Imaging for HazMat (or How To Get Your Response Out of the Dark)

Hazardous Materials calls are low frequency - high hazard incidents

Thermal Imaging Cameras are an under-utilized tool that can really make a huge difference in a hazmat response.

Learn about using your TIC to full effectiveness to provide for a safe response.

This course could change your tactics and how you think about how you use your Thermal Imaging Camera.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about how TICs work
  • Grasp the importance of using a TIC
  • Find new uses for your TIC
  • Learn tactics on using your TIC

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Mark Linsley

DOE TEPP Contract Regional Coordinator

Technical Resources Group, Inc.
1361 Cambridge Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

814-404-9668 cellular

208-528-8895 office

Email: Mark Linsley

Website: TRGroupInc.com

Mark Linsley is a Certified Health Physicist with over 30 years of radiation safety experience and 15 years of radiological emergency response training.

He currently works for Technical Resources Group providing contract support to the Department of Energy's Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program and Department of Homeland Security providing radiological training, exercise, and radioactive source, live-agent training.

Prior to this he was the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer for the Pennsylvania State University and had previously worked for Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Safety and Environmental Protection Division.

He is also an alternate member to the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Hazardous Materials Response Personnel.

Understanding Radiation Instrumentation

Counts per minute? mR/hr? Does it really matter? Absolutely!

Selection of the correct instrument to use for a prevent mission or emergency response situation can be completely different.

This session will take an in-depth look at the capabilities and limitations of common radiological instrumentation.

Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of radiation energy on detector response and the fundamental issues important to proper selection, operation, and use of all radiation survey meters.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the capabilities and limitations of common radiological instrumentation for hazardous materials response teams
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of radiation energy on detector response
  • Review fundamental issues important to proper selection, operation, and use

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Benjamin Herskowitz

Chief

Email: Benjamin Herskowitz


Chief Herskowitz is a 20-year veteran of Lancaster County's (PA) Hazardous Materials Response Team currently serving as the chief of the department and is the Radiological Planner for Lancaster County managing response plans to events at Peach Bottom and Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Stations.

Tele-Hazmat - Using Technology to Manage Complex Hazmat Incidents


Multiple Chemicals, Multiple locations, Multi-Threat, Crime Scene?

All of these factors can make for a complex incident.

Luckily for us changes in technology has made the management of complex or large events easier than ever.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss Complex incidents
  • Discuss Types of Technology used by Hazmat 2
  • Demonstrate Real time Data Sharing

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Tele-Hazmat - Using Technology to Manage Complex Hazmat Incidents

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Doug Rohn

Principle Instructor, Training Solutions LLC

Email: Training Solutions

Website: Training Solutions

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Doug Rohn is from Madison, Wisconsin, and has been a hazmat responder for 30 years.

Doug was a career firefighter for 27 years, and a volunteer for 24 years.
Doug has been an instructor for 30 years and has taught at Madison College Blackhawk Technical College, and was a Training Officer for the Madison Fire Department.

Doug has developed Fire and Hazmat curriculum for the Madison Fire Department, Madison College, the Wisconsin Air National Guard, Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Vocational Technical College System.

Doug is on the International Association of Fire Chief’s Hazardous Materials Committee.

Doug has been in demand as a speaker at conferences throughout the country.

Doug recently has lectured at Baltimore, Sacramento, Virginia Beach, Reno, Houston, Minneapolis, Pennsylvania, and various Fire, EMS, and Hazmat Conferences in Wisconsin.

Doug has been a contributing author to Fire Chief Magazine and does peer review for many hazmat, firefighting, and emergency medical textbooks.

Doug recently contributed to a new hazardous materials textbook by writing a test bank for the publisher.

When Things Go Bad


This presentation is geared for the worst-case scenarios that could arise in a hazmat response.

Students will learn techniques and tactics for self-rescue, rapid intervention, and maintaining suit integrity.

Learning Objectives:

  • While these emergencies are rare, an awareness and discussion before they may occur will assist hazmat personnel get out of trouble
  • Learn some techniques for dealing with in suit emergencies
  • Learn some tricks for staying safe
  • Discuss rapid intervention team requirements
  • Being Creative in Problem Solving

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When Things Go Bad

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