Professional Rescue Innovations
Technicians assume an aggressive role than those at the operations level in
that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or
otherwise stop the release.

Students will understand facility pre-planning, working within the incident
management system, and establishing operating procedures for containment
form a safe distance, keep it from spreading.

This course meets and exceeds OSHA CFR 1910.120 (q) and NFPA 472,
Chapter 2 competencies recommended for first responders.

Hazardous Materials Ethanol Emergencies
This class provides basic information about the production, transportation,
distribution and use of Denatured Alcohol (E-95) and Ethanol (E-85) to all
firefighters whether or not they have a production facility in their response area.  
The focus is for all firefighters, since Ethanol will be found in all communities.
Those who protect production facilities need additional specific information
related to such plants and processes.

The course covers topics relating to E-85 such as chemical and physical
Terminology, production, transportation, distribution, fire and health hazards,
spills and the ramifications, sources of additional information and fire fighting
considerations and procedures.
The participant shall be able to describe and demonstrate the following.
•        Identify the locations of ethanol production in and near your department’s
response area.
•        Identify the common hazardous substances along with their chemical,
physical and health hazards that may be found at a typical ethanol production
o        Ethanol
o        Gasoline
o        Sulfuric Acid 98%
o        Sodium Hydroxide 50%
o        Anhydrous Ammonia
o        Chlorine
•        Identify the type and typical size of fixed storage containers common to
these facilities.
•        Identify safety and containment features at the ethanol plants.
•        Describe and identify the steps in analyzing and planning a response at the
operations level to an emergency release at a facility.
•        Describe and identify defensive tactics to contain emergency releases at
the facilities.
•        Demonstrate the ability to extinguish flammable liquid fires with equipment
available to jurisdiction.
•        Identify the common types of transportation cargo tanks and tank cars
used to transport  hazardous materials to and from the ethanol facilities.
•        Describe the importance of pre- planning at the ethanol facility and
common transportation routes by highway and rail carriers.

Hazardous Materials - Fuel Tanker Emergencies
This one day course is intended to familiarize Hazardous Materials Responders
with cargo tank identification and the fittings and equipment found on them.
Proper handling of these cargo tanks and fittings will be discussed along with
the flammable properties of the products these tankers transport.
When Hazardous Materials are involved, proper safety can be assured only by
adherence to all of the basic principals of response. We must correctly identify
the hazards of the situation. We must be familiar with the material and equipment
involved in the release or problem. We must have the proper tools and protective
The great majority of responses involving hazardous material cargo tanks
consist of nothing more than a leaking or damaged valve. Armed with basic
hazardous material knowledge and the details communicated in this course, it
should be possible to make a correct and safe response to problems associated
involving a release from a cargo tank.
•        To present safety considerations involving fuel tank trucks.
•        To describe the structural and safety features of fuel tank trucks.
•        To present the common types of incidents that can occur.
Hazardous Materials – Pipeline Emergencies
Pipeline Emergencies provides the responder with the components and the
basic response techniques for these critical infrastructures. Responders must
be ready with the information necessary to recognize the hazards and dangers
and be ready to respond in an effective manner. This program will help
responders understand the hazards, elements of the infrastructure, and how to
respond to energy infrastructure emergencies more effectively and safely,
whether they are intentional or accidental.  

•        Describe The Basic Types And Categories Of Underground Utility Systems
that carry hazardous materials to include:
        Flammable Liquid Pipelines
        Natural Gas Pipelines
        Sewer and Water Lines
        Electrical Lines

•        List And Describe The Primary Federal Agencies That Regulate Pipeline
Operations In The United States.
•        List And Describe The Primary State Agencies That Regulate Pipeline
Operations In The United States.
•        Describe Physical and Chemical Properties. Explain Their Significance In
The Risk Assessment Process For An Incident Involving Hazardous Gases or
Liquids when Involving Pipeline Emergencies in Trenches.
•        Describe The Incident Command System (ICS) And Its Application As A
Tool For Safely Managing Pipeline Incidents in Trenches.
•        Describe The Size-up Process For Determining The Operational Modes,
Strategic Goals And Tactical Objectives At A Pipeline Incident in Trenches.
•        Describe The Eight Step Process And Its Application As A Tactical
Incident Management Tool For Managing On-scene Operations At A Pipeline
Incident Trenches.
•        Describe The Critical Success Factors In Managing The Initial Response To
A Pipeline Incident Trenches.
•        Identify And Describe The Key Considerations To Be Evaluated In
Developing An Incident Action Plan for Pipeline Accident, Including:
a.        Product(s) Involved Type Of Pipeline
b.        Nature Of The Incident Exposures
c.        Environmental Conditions Safety Considerations
d.        Isolation Of The Pipeline Incident Potential
e.        Infrastructure Impact
•        Given An Emergency Scenario Involving A Pipeline, Identify And Describe
The Key Considerations To Be Evaluated In Developing An Incident Action Plan,
f.        Type Of Pipeline
g.        Product(s) Involved
h.        Nature Of The Incident
i.        Exposures
j.        Isolation Or Repair Of The Pipeline
k.        Safety Considerations
l.        Rescue Situation
m.        Environmental Conditions
•        Given The Following Special Operations Scenarios Involving Pipelines,
Identify And Describe The Critical Safety And Tactical Considerations To Be
Evaluated And Implemented For the Scenario of Gas Distribution Pipeline
Trench Collapse.

NFPA 472, Chapter 2 & OSHA CFR 1910.120 (q) Objectives:

•        Detect the presence of a hazardous material.
•        Survey the incident from a safe distance and identify the product if
•        Collect hazard information using the Emergency Response Guidebook.
•        Initiate protective actions.
•        Initiate the notification process.

•        Develop the knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment
•        Know how to select and use proper PPE.
•        Demonstrate the basic control, containment/confinement operations.
•        Implement basic decontamination procedures.
•        Implement SOPs and termination procedures.

On Scene Incident Commander
•        Know how to implement the employer’s response plan.
•        Know and be able to implement the employer’s incident command
•        Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with
employees working in chemical protective clothing.
•        Know how to implement the local emergency response plan.
•        Know how to implement the state emergency response plan and the
Federal Regional Response Team.
•        Know and understand the importance of decon procedures.
•        Review the requirements for the First Responder Awareness level in
accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q).
•        Review the requirements for certification to the First Responder
Operations Level in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q).

•        Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
•        Know the classification, identification and verification of known and
unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment.
•        Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command
•        Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical PPE.
•        Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques.
•        Be able to perform advanced control, containment, and/or
confinement operations.
•        Understand and implement decontamination procedures.
•        Understand and implement decontamination procedures.
•        Understand termination procedures.
•        Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and

•        Know how to implement the local emergency response plan.
•        Understand classification, identification and verification of known and
unknown materials by using advanced survey instruments and equipment.
•        Know the state emergency response plan.
•        Be able to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective
equipment provided to the hazardous materials specialist.
•        Hazardous Materials Specialist Training Understand in-depth hazard and
risk techniques.
•        Be able to perform specialized control, containment, and/or confinement
operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective
equipment available.
•        Be able to determine and implement decontamination procedures.
•        Have the ability to develop a site safety and control plan.
•        Understand chemical, radiological and toxicological terminology and