The HazMatIQ Above the Line/Below the Line system is a patented program developed by experienced hazardous materials responders, taught in a straight forward, easy to understand methodology. By the use of simplified flow charts, personnel are able to safely and efficiently respond to any known or unknown chemical or mixture. Students will be trained to size-up (physical state, hazards, initial hot zone, correct meters and PPE) any chemical in virtually seconds. The system then coaches personnel through a streamlined chemical research method to verify their initial size-up, preparing them to immediately go to work when they arrive on a Hazardous Materials/WMD event.
This training is designed to give responders a basic understanding of how to access and use the tactical response plan viewer, and to provide them with the knowledge and tools necessary to respond to routine incidents, protect critical shoreline areas and intakes with boom, and prevent the migration of oil from a spill site to the river using readily available materials that can be acquired at any ranch supply or home improvement outlet and response caches. The training will be primarily classroom discussion, along with a limited hands-on equipment discussion.
An update on the current capabilities in Wyoming for responding to a disaster where there is involvement of pet animals will be given. The roles and responsibilities of County Veterinarians, Regional Veterinary Coordinators, and members of the Veterinary Reserve Corp will be provided. Protocols for evacuation and sheltering of pets during disasters will be reviewed. Examples will be given of animal rescue/evacuation/sheltering activities that were carried out during recent disasters that have occurred across the United States.
The training will provide attendees specific techniques for identifying the potential Avenger or Active shooter along with countermeasures for disrupting the progression to a violent incident. The detection section will provide a behavioral coding system which will allow school environments to conduct dynamic risk assessment. The final portion of the training will focus on issues related to responding to, and recovering from an active shooter situation.
A half-day seminar designed for firefighters, incident commanders, and code officials to provide the tools to safely operate around a Solar Electric (Photovoltaic, or PV) system. With voltages up to 1000 VDC, knowing what is safe to touch or not touch is KEY.
Students will walk away with an understanding of the individual components, fundamentals of operation, and where the hazards exist in a PV system. Several case studies of fires involving PV systems will be discussed, as well as developments in national safety codes & standards.
EMS and hospital professionals should be prepared to handle different types of disasters, including radiological and nuclear terrorism. They should understand specifics of radiological hazards that they are facing during mass care of victims after WMD radiological incident. This seminar provides training for EMS and hospital personnel in all aspects of pre-hospital and hospital level radiological triage and evaluation, as well as ER processing of potentially contaminated patients after a WMD radiological/nuclear terrorism.