Conference Agenda & Scheduling

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LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT BOYD STEET FIRE    M-I1   100735
Monday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersSteven Hamilton, Jerry Kao
ObjectiveLearn abount the changes that have come about due to the Los Angeles Boyd Steet fire.
DescriptionMay 16, 2020 will be a day that the Los Angeles Fire Department will never forget. On this day a fire at 327 E. Boyd St in Downtown Los Angeles changed the lives of many members and eventually pushed legislation in the attempt to prevent similar situations from happening. This class will talk about the changes that have happened over the last 2.5 years. We will begin prior to the fire and bring you all the way through current time. You do not want to miss this class
    
EMERGING TRENDS IN ER- CASE STUDIES    M-I2   100736
Monday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersGary Cantwell
ObjectiveCase studies of emerging hazmat trends with problems encountered, lessons learned and response guidance for some dangerous situations,
DescriptionThis is an opportunity to see the emerging trends in Emergency Response and the problems encountered even after the emergency is over. This class will explain hazardous materials and waste concerns for Lithium ion batteries, cannabis and hemp processing and more. The wastes generated pose increased hazards for firefighters, business and waste mgmt professionals. Operating guidelines for response and waste disposal will be discussed.
    
MERCURY RESPONSE AND CLEANUP    M-I3   100737
Monday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersRobert Wise
ObjectiveThis course provide a comprehensive approach to the response and mitigation of Mercury Spills.
DescriptionThe course provides a comprehensive approach to responding to, assessing and mitigating spills involving elemental, organic and inorganic Mercury. The course addresses topics including Mercury chemistry, uses of Mercury, Mercury detection technology, assessment techniques, face cream sites, cleanup techniques, risk communications and enforcement strategies.
    
DRONES IN HAZMAT RESPONSE    TU-I1   100738
Tuesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersSteven Hamilton, DIANA NGUYEN, Alvin Dong
ObjectiveThis session will inform participants on how to become a drone pilot and how drones can be used in hazmat response.
DescriptionThis course will cover how the LAFD built their drone program and go into detail on requirements for becoming a drone pilot, pertinent FAA regulations and licensing requirements, types of drones, use scenarios, and data management software. In addition, the course discuss how hazmat meters and thermography can be integrated for use during hazmat incidents.
    
USING REAL RAILCAR RESPONSE TO SEE THE VALUE OF RESEARCH/PLANNING    TU-I2   100739
Tuesday     1pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersNick Vent, Nicholas Crain, Lisa Mitchell
ObjectiveBecome Familiar with various FREE references and hands on usage during a railcar incident Students will do the research and make the decisions
DescriptionRecently a railcar of Styrene in Riverside county reacted and caused the evacuation of a community and freeway closure. What were the concerns and risks that had to be overcome. How were those decisions made in real time and what would YOU have done. This is still an active case but we can learn from it without ruining any potential court case preparation. We will also discuss railcar construction and how to read a railroad consist.
    
CALEPA ESF10 / CBRNRESPONDER PROJECT UPDATE    W-I1   100740
Wednesday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersJohn Elkins, Jim Bohon, Elizabeth Brega, Dante Stellar, Megan Callan
ObjectiveThe session will present an update with findings of the state and local CUPA workgroup efforts over the past two years.
DescriptionCalEPA has been working with CUPAs, CalOES, FEMA, and FEMAs contractor Chainbridge to evaluate the CBRNResponder web based tools ability to support California emergency response. This includes use by CalEPA for coordinating large scale hazmat responses, by the Unified Program to support an electronic and operationalized Area Plan, and by CUPAs to support administrative and response requirements. This session presents findings from that effort.
    
USING CERS DATA FOR HAZMAT EMERGENCIES USING PEAC SOFTWARE & MORE    W-I2   100741
Wednesday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersC. Scott Bunning, Steven Hamilton
ObjectiveDevelop a basic understanding of the key components of CERS data that can help in HAZMAT emergency response, specifically using PEAC HAZMAT software.
DescriptionEmergencies involving HAZMAT are low-frequency, high-consequence events. The facility data collected by CUPA's is critical in creating situational awareness for first responders to stay safe along with the public. We'll use real-life scenarios to illustrate how the Los Angeles Fire Department, CAL-OES and countless other emergency response agencies in California use systems like PEAC software along with GIS/CAD programs for safer HAZMAT outcomes.
    
IDENTIFICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT FOR HAZMAT INCIDENTS    W-I3   100742
Wednesday     1pm to 2pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersGrant Miner
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how to identify the materials involved in an incident, analyze the hazards present, and how they impact response options.
DescriptionIdentification and hazard assessment (IDHA) plays a crucial role in responding to hazmat incidents. This course will discuss tools for identifying materials and their properties, understanding the dynamics of an incident and ensuring a safe, effective response. Topics will include resources for IDHA (placards/labels, SDSs, WISER, etc.), awareness of multiple hazards, reassessing hazards as information changes, and analysis of actual incidents.
    
RADIATION NOT SEEN ON TV: REAL RAD RESPONSES & LESSONS LEARNED    W-I4   100743
Wednesday     3pm to 5pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersJuan Garcia
ObjectiveParticipants will learn about real responses first responders have had to radiation incidents. What went right, wrong, and improvements possible.
DescriptionThis course provides an overview of real responses first responders have had to radiation incidents. Speakers will be from various jurisdictions and functions of California. An overview of educational opportunities for expanding ones radiological preparedness/knowledge will be covered towards the end of the module. Q&A session will be at the end of the module.
    
THE ASSESSMENT AND DECONTAMINATION OF AN OPIOID CONTAMINATED SITE    TH-I1   100744
Thursday     8am to 10am
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersMichael Polkabla
ObjectiveThis session details a case study involving the assessment and cleanup of a site contaminated with fentanyl and carfentanil residues following CA regs
DescriptionThe presentation of a case study involving the assessment and decontamination of a property used as an illegal opioid (fentanyl and carfentanil) handling and pill pressing site. This case study will detail the environmental site assessment and sampling procedures, the residues and contaminant findings, and the decontamination methods that were developed and used to successfully mitigate the property following current CA regulations.
    
CUPA ROLE IN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT DURING OIL SPILLS    TH-I2   100745
Thursday     10am to 12pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersTrisha Johnson
ObjectiveBe familiar with the importance and structure of the Public Health Assessment Unit
DescriptionThis session will provide a history of the development of the Public Health Assessment Unit (PHAU) evolved and proposed implementation in oil spill response practice. Additionally, the session will examine the first-time activation of the PHAU in the 2021 Huntington Beach pipeline release. Furthermore, the presenters will provide basis for CUPA involvement in the PHAU as technical experts or providing critical health perspective in oil spills.
    
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INSTRUMENTS    TH-I3   100746
Thursday     1pm to 3pm
Room GRAND BALLROOM E
Seating175 of 175 seats available
CreditsNone
SpeakersEric Bald
ObjectiveTo provide an overview of LA County Health Haz Mat Response Capabilities.
DescriptionThis class is intended to demonstrate the breadth of air monitoring equipment and instrumentation utilized by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division, Emergency Operations Section. This class will discuss the limitation, safety assessment and overall capabilities of the equipment. Instruction will begin in the classroom and will include an outdoor show and tell demonstration of a response vehicle and its equ
    
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