International Hazmat Conference Baltimore

IAFC Baltimore: The first time at this Hazmat Conference can be overwhelming with learning options.  Here are a few of our favorites!

 

And be sure to get your tickets to the 4th Annual Hazmat Nation Party at Peters Pour House Friday Night!

THC, K2, and You: Responding to Synthetic Clandestine Lab Operations. (Saturday 6/15/2019, 2:15-3:45pm, Holiday Ballroom 4)

Interested in learning a street level approach to the some of the newest, and most common drug trends on the streets today? Consider attending THC, K2, and You: Responding to Synthetic Clandestine Lab Operations. (Saturday 6/15/2019, 2:15-3:45pm, Holiday Ballroom 4)

 

This course will take users from forming a clandestine lab team from the ground up, ranging from THC extraction, cutting/bulking, heroin and methamphetamine packaging operations. Attendees will learn through the background of street level drugs, how to respond to multiple scenario based responses from information provided which ranges from product identification, to PPE selection, product sampling, evidence collection, as well as discussing highway interdiction operations and how your haz-mat team can integrate into an essential element of your local law enforcement agencies that currently do not involve a hazardous materials teams. This course features real case studies, and provides attendees with real images, facts, and evidence driven answers to the questions many teams face when dealing with this side of the haz-mat world. A special segment in this course addresses a street level survey of users who answered questions, and gave real answers to common response issues you may face when dealing with an unknown response issue. This course will provide attendees with a series of questions that should be asked on every drug related call from current drugs on the street, to preferred usage amounts, to distributor locations. Attendees will leave with knowledge on how to address, identify, and ultimately respond with a smart approach to a deadly problem.

 

Check out articles by Michael Shedd:

Heroin Highways: From China White to Mexican Mud to Atlanta Snow; A 10,112 Mile Wide Problem

Responding to Illicit Clandestine Laboratories: Methamphetamine Basics Part 1

The ERG Basics

Structure Fires – The New Hazmat Incident?

Presented by Casey Jones of the Little Rock, AR FD

Structure Fires – The New Hazmat Incident?

Presented by Casey Jones of the Little Rock, AR FD

Cancer has become the prominent killer of firefighters throughout the fire service. This course provides hazmat technicians with the knowledge to implement air-monitoring and decontamination procedures at every structure fire. Participants will learn to recognize IDLH environments, monitor for products of combustion, and perform proper decontamination in order to limit exposures from cancer-causing particulates.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will learn to recognize the visible and invisible dangers of IDLH environments and how to limit exposures.
2. Participants will learn why atmospheric monitoring at structure fires is important and how to implement guidelines to do so at every fire.
3. Participants will learn why decontamination can be a life-saving measure and how to do so properly on the fireground and at the firehouse.

Brandon Morris of SERTC Thursday:

The Hazmat Transportation 4-Step

Thu, 6/131:00 PM  – 5:00 PM 

Taking the Voodoo Out of Detection and Monitoring

Thu, 6/138:00 AM  – 12:00 PM 

A full day of teaching for Brandon Morris of SERTC

Taking the Voodoo Out of Detection and Monitoring

Thu, 6/138:00 AM  – 12:00 PM 
W121
Session 
Room: Peale C
Think air monitoring is boring or nerdy? Bring an open mind and prepare for a shift of perspective. One of the most misunderstood (and misused) pieces of equipment on a hazmat scene is the gas monitor. This 4-hour, high-energy program aims to remove some of the mystery surrounding their use through lecture, real-world examples, and demonstrations.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn to use the instrument that counts (It’s soft, squishy, and keeps your ears from touching)
2. Understand when you should use paper indicators, colorimetrics, and advanced monitors
3. Learn how to effectively deploy each technology…and when NOT to!

The Hazmat Transportation 4-Step

Thu, 6/131:00 PM  – 5:00 PM 
W103
Session 
Room: Peale C
There is very rarely an “unknown” in transportation and industry. With a little knowledge, you can usually determine what is inside a shipment without ever getting your feet wet. This program will give you the skills to prepare, recognize, and protect yourself from the hazards you may face while responding to transportation hazmat emergencies.

Hazmat’s Role in Confined Space Incidents: Case Study of 5 Deaths in Phoenix, AZ

Sat, 6/159:30 AM  – 11:00 AM 

by Jeff Zientek

407
Session 
Room: Ruth
Confined spaces are becoming more of a hazardous materials incident than a technical rescue incident. This case study discusses two incidents that happened in the Phoenix area that resulted in the deaths of 5 people total. Each incident contained different products and different tactics were employed for each. What is the responsibility of the Hazmat Team on these incidents? How does product identification affect the rescue/recovery? What is the PPE choice? These plus other factors will be explored in this class.

Learning Objectives

1. The participants will learn what hazardous materials technicians need to focus on while assisting at a confined space incident.
2. Participants will get an opportunity to inject their tactical ideas into the case study and gauge their actions to the actions done on these incidents.
More by Jeff Zientek of the Hazmat FOG Guide

Josh Fowler

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: Hazmat Leadership, Strategy and Tactics

Sat, 6/1512:30 PM  – 2:00 PM 

Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive: Hazmat Leadership, Strategy and Tactics

Sat, 6/1512:30 PM  – 2:00 PM 
509
Session 
Room: Johnson B

While it’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the origins of this well known infantry skill came from, it is used by all branches of service that have placed “boots on the ground” in any theater. So what can we learn from our military counterparts that pertains to Hazmat leadership, strategy and tactics? A lot, actually.

Although the background of Shoot, Move, Communicate, Survive comes from a military perspective, the lessons learned from these principles can span all organizations (Hazmat included). These lessons are not limited to combat, however. Rather they are practiced in one form or another, every day.

Read the multi-part series before the class:

HazSim - Improve the safety of first responders

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