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!
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.
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Presented by Casey Jones of the Little Rock, AR FD
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.
A full day of teaching for Brandon Morris of SERTC
2. Understand when you should use paper indicators, colorimetrics, and advanced monitors
3. Learn how to effectively deploy each technology…and when NOT to!
Sat, 6/15: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
by Jeff Zientek
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.
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.
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