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ERNIE HERNANDEZ, Supervising Hazmat Specialist - Los Angeles County Fire

Ernie Hernandez is a Supervising Hazardous Materials Specialist with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division, Emergency Operations Section. Ernies 21 years of experience include 2 years as a chemist for the hazardous waste services industry; 5 years working as an emergency response contractor for the U.S. EPA Region 9 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team; and 14 years of CUPA inspections/emergency response for LACoFD. Ernie is currently the hazardous materials fire code liaison for LACoFD and is also a part-time instructor at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA. Ernie holds a master degree in chemical engineering from Cal State University Long Beach and two bachelor degrees in chemistry and environmental science from Whittier College.


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