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LEARNED LESSONS:. Propane Tanker Rollover Anhydrous Ammonia Release. HAZMAT. DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48. DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48. BIOGRAPHY. Hired as a regulator for HazMat programs HMBP, USTs, Haz Waste, Storm water, etc. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • LEARNED LESSONS:Propane Tanker RolloverAnhydrous Ammonia ReleaseHAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • BIOGRAPHYHired as a regulator for HazMat programsHMBP, USTs, Haz Waste, Storm water, etc.

    Hazardous Materials Responder 23+ years

    State Certified Hazardous Materials Instructor18 Years for CSTIFRA, FRO, Tech/SpecIdentification of Unknown Chemicals

    B.S. Geology Chico State

    Incident Response Team LeaderDECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • AWARD-WINNING HAZ MAT TEAMUrban Shield Haz Mat DivisionDECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 482011 3rd Place (with Richmond FD)2012 1st Place2013 2nd and 3rd Places

  • INCIDENTSPropane Tanker Rollover

    Anhydrous Ammonia ReleaseHAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVEROctober 7, 2013, 3:24 am 5:45 pmAllied Propane tanker overturnedCarlson Blvd. at I-80 E on-ramp, El CerritoUnified CommandEl Cerrito FD (IC)Richmond FD (Operations)Contra Costa Haz Mat (Haz Mat Group/ Entry)

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERUnified Command (contd)Other agencies: CHP, Cal Trans, Chevron FD, American Red Cross, Cities of El Cerrito/RichmondHazards of propaneEvacuation of immediate area east and west of I-80Nearby motelGas station

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERMultiple Entries &Tactical GroupsReconnaissanceContinuous LEL/air monitoring of exclusion zone by Area RAE and Hand Held Monitors (CGI)PatchingUp rightingMaster fog - El Cerrito and Richmond FDsAllied PropaneTow companies

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERRecon/Area RAE set-up, Block Storm Drain

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERPatching 9:05 am

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERPatch applied/leak slowed 10:00 am

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERDecoupled tanker/offloading commenced 12:30 pm

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERSafety briefing prior to up righting 1:45 pm

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERUp righting - 2:14 pm

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERUp righting

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERTanker up righted 4:00 pm

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERHAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERThe day after . . .

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • PROPANE TANKER ROLLOVERLessons Learned:SAFETY Flammability / Explosion hazard of propaneImportance of ICS/Unified CommandSpecialized training for tow companies for haz mat transportation incidentsCHP working on new guidelinesIn the interim, include tow operator safety in Site Safety PlanContinuous LEL/air monitoringMaintenance of zones (exclusion, CRZ, support)I-80 closure?

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEOctober 25, 2013, 2:43 8:00 amPG&E Gateway Station, AntiochUnified CommandContra Costa Fire Eng. 81 (IC)Contra Costa Haz Mat (Haz Mat Group)PG&E (Responsible Party Incident Comander)HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASESituationSmall leak at two valves on piping system to anhydrous ammonia chillerSystem shutdown on 10/24/13 for winterReadings of ammonia monitors at 7-40 ppm

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEDiagram of facility

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEOutside of exclusion zone

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEChiller system

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEFixed Ammonia monitor

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEHaz Mat makes entry 5:40 am

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEEntry ObjectivesSafety slips, trips, falls; tie off ladderTighten bolts on flangesMultiple entries tighten two valves1st entry 5:40 am; 1 of 2 valves tightened2nd entry 6:40 am 2 of 2 valves tightenedLeak stopped 7:00 amAmmonia readings subsidedHAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEAfter leak stopped; one of the valves

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASEAfter leak stopped; one of the valves

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • ANHYDROUS AMMONIA RELEASELessons LearnedSAFETY Continuous air monitoring movement of Incident Command Post due to wind shiftImportance of pre-emergency planning with local responders

    HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • DECEMBER 10, 2013 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

    Contra Costa Haz Mat, Richmond Fire, and El Cerrito Fire were commended by the County Supervisors for their efforts during the propane tanker rollover and ammonia release incidents.DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

  • First Responder AwarenessSafetyIsolate/ Deny entryNotify

  • Safety

  • UpwindUpstreamUpgradeSafe Approach 3 UPs

  • On-scene Safety GuidelinesDo not rush to assistTreat unknowns as hazardous until determined otherwiseSafe distance; binoculars, rule of thumbNever eat, drink or smoke in the areaDo not inhale, touch or ingestEliminate all ignition sources flaresReassess continually

  • QUESTIONS?

    (thank you.)HAZMAT

    DECEMBER 16, 2013 | CAER SAFETY SUMMIT 48

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