This comprehensive training is being offered at no cost to fire and police departments, emergency medical services, local emergency planning committees and hospital emergency room staff.
This course is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of agency representatives who are directly and indirectly involved with HazMat related events. The training will cover all facets of an emergency response to a hazardous material event including operations and planning, material identification, material control and mitigation, exposure, and medical response.
Trainers will include the Louisiana State Police Emergency Services Unit, TRANSCAER, Dow Chemicals, Schneider Trucking, CF Industries, ES&H Environmental Services, Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Edwards and Cromwell, East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services, Baton Rouge Fire Department, New Orleans Fire Department, the National Center for Biomedical Radiological Training/LSU, Louisiana One Call (DOTI), CRA, Findlay College, IEM, and more.
TRANSCAER is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. TRANSCAER members consist of volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distributor, and emergency response industries, as well as local and state government.
First responders interested in attending this free course can contact Sgt. Kelly Feet at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy at 925-6224.
Registration information can be found on the State Police website at: www.lsp.org/training_transcaer.html.
Note: Attendees will receive Refresher re-certifications and continuing education units on approved classes.