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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ADVANCED TACTICAL CONTROL TRAINING (SEAFORD)

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Subject

HAZMAT

Subject

Training

Description

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2022, 8:00 AM – Friday, May 6, 2022, 5:00 PM

WHERE: 503 Back Creek Rd, Seaford, Virginia 23696, United States

About this event

DESCRIPTION: This Specialist-level course is a 10-day program of intense instruction and practice focusing on advanced hazardous materials control techniques and special topics dealing with advanced hazardous materials response. Subject areas include damage assessment, terminology, cargo tank design and construction, and containers used throughout highway, rail, industrial and marine settings. The course will culminate in practical exercises dealing with advanced hazardous materials response.

PREREQUISITES: Enrollment to this course is limited to 24 individuals. All applicants must be certified to the level of Hazardous Materials Technician prior to the start of class and must have completed the VDEM Chemistry of Hazardous Materials course prior to acceptance into this program. First preference will be given to current members of COV Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams. Each team will be allotted two student openings.

COST: For members of COV Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams, lodging will be direct billed to VDEM. Meals will be on a reimbursement basis.

APPLICATION: Download and complete the VDEM HAZMAT Training Application from the VDEM website: https://www.vaemergency.gov/attachments/hazmat-training-program-application/ by March 21, 2022 to your regional VDEM Hazardous Materials Officer or the following address: Virginia Department of Emergency Management Training, Education, and Exercise Division – HAZMAT Academic Support 9711 Farrar Court Suite 200 North Chesterfield, Virginia 23236 Phone: (804) 267-7685

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: By March 25, 2022

OTHER INFORMATION: Applications for attendance transmitted by facsimile or email will be accepted if submitted prior to the application deadline. However, a properly signed original application must also be submitted by mail. All students will be required to provide the following: full set of turn-out gear, one self-contained breathing apparatus with bottle, one spare SCBA bottle, and steel-toe work boots. Students without the required equipment will not be allowed to participate in field exercises and will not receive certification.

COURSE MANAGER: Candice Crockett

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Tom Jordan