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2019 HAZMAT School sponsored by the LA State Police and B.R.A.M.A.S., supported by TRANSCAER


3/18/2019 10:00 AM   local time


3/22/2019 4:00 PM   local time


Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC), 1400 W. Irene Rd
Zachary, Louisiana 70791

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HAZMAT emergency response classes for civil and private emergency responders

Event Level

All levels, basic through advanced

Contact Information

For more information, contact Tracie Kelly with BRAMA at

Additional Information

Daily course schedule along with course registration information and link are located at:     Those planning to attend must register via this link, not on the TRANSCAER website.

Class Descriptions

Review the class descriptions and plan the courses you wish to take. Choose up to eight (8) hours of classes per day. If you will not be able to attend a designated time, then select "none".

Once you have planned the classes you wish to attend click the "Register Button" at the bottom of the page located at:    


2019 Louisiana Emergency Response Class Options
53 classes offered.
Chemical Specifics-Organometallics 4 Hours

This is a4 hour course that is an introduction to organometillics such as aluminum alkyls & alkyl halides. This course will consist of a short lecture touching on reactivity; toxicityexposure/burn treatment; risks & controls for handling; PPE; fire control; general design for unloading station; unloading details; what to do it there is a release; example of unloading station incident; Albemarle's strengths as a supplier and a demonstration of a 5 gal. scale release.

Instructor: Albemarle
Location: JESTC

Chemical Specifics-Sulfuric 4 Hours

Physical and Chemical Properties of Sulfuric Acid – Different Strengths of Sulfuric acid
Safety and First Aid including PPE
Emergency Scenarios Stability and Reactivity
Modes of Transportation

Instructor: Robert Musselman, ECOServices
Location: JESTC

Clandestine Drug Lab 2 Hours

Clandestine Labs are extremely dangerous and come in many different arrangements. Find out if you have the makings of a lab and who you should call to clean it up. You will also learn how to approach labs safely and when to back away.

Instructor: Tri-Parish Narcotics
Location: JESTC

Gas Metering – Customer Side of Meter 8 Hours

Facilitators: Atmos/CenterPoint/Entergy/Vendor Gas Training Specialists

•Covers the steps taken from the Meter to Burner Tip / Lighting Appliances, Safety Check and Meter Testing. Covers different metering sizes, Residential and Commercial Applications.

Location: JESTC

Haz-Mat Exercise & Bomb Demo 2 Hours

Live explosives demonstration to allow the viewer to see and feel the effects of live explosives and learn about indicators of improvised explosive devices.

Location: JESTC

Haz-Mat Tech Refresher 8 Hours

This 8 hour class will re-certify Haz Mat Technicians who have completed the 40 hour Technician Course and have remained up to date on their annual certifications. This class will focus on Plug and Patch techniques using kits on actual valves and holes.

Location: JESTC

HF General Awareness, First Aid and Honeywell Trailer Capping Kit Hands On 4 Hours

This session will consist ofclassroom training, covering HF properties, First Aid measures in the event of exposure, chemistry considerations in Emergency Response and a DOT 412 Trailer overview. Participants will then have the opportunity to apply the Honeywell Designed capping kit on the Honeywell AHF Training Trailer.

Instructor: Paul Mason, Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies
Location: JESTC

Industrial Firefighting Hydraulic, Tactics and Foam for In-depth Fuel Firefighting 4 Hours

The class will cover
•Big flow hydraulics and challenges to meet required application rates for industrial fires
•Delivery device placement to achieve the need applications rates
•Foam logistics and proportioning for big flow
•Foam effectiveness for in-depth fuel fires
•Tank firefighting tactics that have been proven from “Dwight Williams” 100+ successful extinguishments

Instructor: Ryan Naqrocki, US Fire Pump Company, LLC
Location: JESTC

Industrial Incident Command 4 Hours

This 4-hour class will focus on Incident Command for all hazards emergency events in the industrial setting, and those responders that may fill any ICS staff position. This will include a review of ICS terminology from ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800, setting up an EOC, coordination of multiple resources, examples of forms for reporting, and a tabletop exercise.

Instructor: Kelly Davis, Honeywell
Location: JESTC

Industrial Medical Emergencies 4 Hours

This 4- hour class details the management of patients injured during industrial emergencies. Discussions will cover pre-hospital
Care (CPR, First Aid, and Tourniquets), transportation and arrival at hospital emergency rooms.
Instructor: Jack Barber and Kelly Davis

Instructor: Kelly Davis & Jack Barber, Honeywell
Location: JESTC

Introduction to Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Regulations and Compliance for First Responders 8 Hours

Facilitators: Office of Conservation, Steven Giambrone and Office of Pipeline Safety Employees

•Geared to first responders, this session is designed to provide an overview and insight into PHMSA’s role in protecting the public and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. To do this, the agency establishes national policy, sets and enforces standards, educates, and conducts research to prevent incidents. They also prepare the public and first responders to reduce consequences if an incident does occur. Focus will be on Pipeline Safety Regulations (Title 49 CFR Parts 190-199), where the Office of Pipeline Safety ensures safety in the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and spill response planning of America's 2.6 million miles of natural gas and hazardous liquid transportation pipelines.

Location: JESTC

Local Emergency Planning 2 Hours

This class is offered for personnel assigned to or interested in developing and implementing emergency planning. This class offers an introduction to the purpose and role of the Local Emergency Management Office and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); the components and purpose of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP); the components and purpose of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). This will be an introduction to the doctrine and standards for development and implementation within an organization and in partnership with the Local Emergency Management Office.

Instructor: MOHSEP
Location: JESTC

Locating and Managing Natural Gas Leaks 8 Hours

Facilitators: Atmos/CenterPoint/Entergy/Vendor Gas Training Specialists

•Actions taken when a Gas Line is leaking (inside or outside a house or business) / As a first responder arriving on the scene of a gas fire or blowing gas, the first 5 minutes can make the difference between life or death for a customer. Knowing what to do and what not to do, to make the scene safe could mean the difference between saving lives or a fatality. Basic knowledge of Abnormal Operating Conditions (AOC’s), what to look for and what to do when an unsafe situation occurs. Effectively and safely managing gas leak emergencies for all stakeholders. This includes squeezing off a line, static electricity (cold weather changes things) and when to let the gas burn off.

Location: JESTC

Make your Mutual Aid Meaux Better 2 Hours

BRAMAS will have a Mutual Aid Panel with representatives from several mutual aid systems in Louisiana discussing the pros and cons experienced in a mutual aid setting. If you have any specific topics you would like to have addressed, please email your topic or question to Lt. Kelly Feet with LSP at

Instructor: LSP

Mock Line Strike 2 Hours

The Mock Line Strike demonstration covers a complete excavation lifecycle from making the one-call, line locating, proper excavation tactics, line strike and emergency/operator response to the line strike. The forum is set on an excavation site and representatives from each stakeholder group speak on each topic during the excavation lifecycle. Education through Demonstration is designed to transform the Students experiences, improve reach and create the critical connections necessary to prevent a pipeline incident.

Location: JESTC

Natural Gas Basics 101 and 102 8 Hours

Facilitators: Atmos/CenterPoint/Entergy/Magnolia River Gas Training Specialists

•These classes include the Basics Principals of Natural Gas and how to be safe when working in a Natural Gas environment. This will also include a Natural Gas Demo by Kinder Morgan on the explanation of the chemical make-up of Natural Gas as well as Propane and how they burn. Basic Cathodic Protection of pipelines and regulating devices will be part of this training.

Location: JESTC

Natural Gas Safety 4 Hours

This session is geared for anyone involved with natural gas-related emergency and incident response activities including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Natural Gas professionals who have a need to coordinate with their local fire service;
  • Senior fire service and hazmat team trainers;
  • Heavy-duty towing and recovery professionals specializing in hazmat recovery; and
  • Law enforcement hazmat personnel.

This class will cover:

  • NFPA 52 – Vehicular Gaseous Fuel Systems Code
  • EPA Certified Kits by Final-Stage Vehicle Integrator/Manf.
  • DOT and ANSI/IAS NGV2 Approved Tanks for vehicles
  • ASME Compliance for all CNG Fueling Storage
  • Electrical zones – Zone 1 or 2 as defined in NFPA 70
  • Warning Signs – Vehicles and Fueling sites
  • NGVi, ASE, NAFTC, specific state requirements
  • CNG Vehicle and Conversion Kit 101:
  • Labeling – How to correctly identify different items
Instructor: Kent Meadows, NGV Solutions
Location: JESTC

OpenEyes Safety Training 2 Hours


• Introduction to criminal methodology- understanding what occurs
during the commission of a crime or disorderly behavior.
• Understand the 3 elements to every crime
• How to reduce the opportunity that all criminals look for
•Discuss how criminals think and operate in order to choose
their target
• How to be a good witness- what characteristics do you look for
while under stress. How to identify traits that cannot change

• Don’t guess race, use things to reference a color
• Don’t guess height, use objects that the perp stood next to
as a guide
• Don’t guess weight, use someone with a similar build to
help police
• Handling Aggressive Behavior- how to understand and react to
verbal and non-verbal communication in order to react to the
• How to use the E.A.S.E. (Evaluate, Analyze, Strategize,
Execute) technique to observe and process the environment
• How to use winning words
• How to detect and manage aggressive behavior
• How to read and understand non-verbal communication
•Discuss Active Shooter/Shooting- understand your options during
a deadly force encounter within the workplace. Understand how
shooters shoot and how to react accordingly.
• Discuss the difference between an active shooter and
active shooting
• Discuss the 3 options during an active shooting/shooter
•Identify everyday objects that can be used as safety tools
• Identify and discuss evacuation procedures for active
shooting situations and understand the difference between
cover and concealment
• Discuss Body Tricks and Defensive Techniques “LAST RESORT”-
What to do should an attack occur.
•Basic escape techniques to be used as a last resort in a
deadly encounter
•Discuss why body positioning is a great defensive
• Discuss distraction techniques

Instructor: Jeff LeDuuff, OpenEyes
Location: LSP

Opening Ceremonies 2 Hours

Location: JESTC

Propane Safety 4 Hours

The propane industry continues its commitment to the safety and well-being of our nation’s industry fire service, hazmat responders, and the public. With the establishment of the Propane Emergencies Program in 1998, the propane industry has provided funds in excess of $5 million to train over 250,000 firefighters and propane professionals.

Who Should Attend

This session is geared for anyone involved with propane-related emergency and incident response activities including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Propane professionals who have a need to coordinate with their local fire service;
  • Senior fire service and hazmat team trainers;
  • Heavy-duty towing and recovery professionals specializing in hazmat recovery; and
  • Law enforcement hazmat personnel.

Course Description:

  • This program will be fast paced and primarily hands on exercises to assist in dealing with a wide variety of propane related incidents.
  • The program will begin with a review of propane properties and characteristics, containers and various applications.
  • The reminder of the program will be hands on and out doors. An MC 331 Cargo tank vehicle will be on hand to illustrate piping and proper shut off procedures.
  • Students will evacuate a propane tank using liquid transfer to become familiar with the process and witness the advantages of transfer over flaring.
  • Students will perform Leak mitigation on tanks and cylinders
  • Students will learn procedures for approaching a propane tank engulfed in fire while participating in a live fire exercise to mitigate the leak on a burning propane tank.

Instructor: Dennis Cruise
Propane Education and Research Council

DennisCruise came to thepropaneindustry from a law enforcement career in Virginia which spanned from 1977-2006. During that period of timeDenniswas a DOT Inspections and Hazmat Officer from 1991 – 2006 and has 14 years experience in roadside inspections and compliance with DOT regulations.Dennisalso worked as a Hazardous Materials Technician and continues to provide instruction for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, Virginia Department of Fire Programs and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.Dennisis recognized by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and by the West Virginia Fire Commission as an adjunct instructor inPropaneEmergencies Training.

Instructor: Dennis Cruise, Propane Education and Research Council
Location: JESTC

Rail Tank Car Derailment Scenario 8 Hours

This 8 hour course will be conducted outside of the classroom. Participants will learn from experts in the train and emergency response industry. Students MUST HAVE proper PPE to fully participate with hands on the equipment: Hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety shoes.

Topics that will be covered include: Emergency equipment and emergency procedures; Product transfers and leak mitigation in emergency situations through hands-on demonstrations.


Instructor: Louisiana Chemical Manufacturing Association and TRANSCAER® Members
Location: JESTC

TRANSCAER® Highway Tank Truck Transfers-Advanced 8 Hours

This 8 hour course will be conducted at the HAZMAT training site at the Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC) in Zachary, LA. Participants will start their day with a short classroom introduction to TRANSCAER® then move outside to spend the first 4 hours at various static tank truck displays, learning from experts in the industry about equipment features, functions, and basic leak mitigation and emergency procedures. For the 4-hour afternoon session, students must have proper PPE (safety glasses, gloves, and safety shoes) to fully participate with hands on the equipment. Topics that will be covered include: Emergency equipment and procedures; trailer up-righting procedures, and product transfers and leak mitigation in emergency situations through hands-on demonstrations. Students that participate in all 8 hours of training will qualify for a Technicians Refresher certificate.

Instructor: TRANSCAER
Location: JESTC

Trench Rescue Awareness 8 Hours

This intense hands on8-hour Trench Rescue course includes extensive field exercises designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for rescuers and rescue teams members to conducttrench rescue emergency shoring operations. This course meets competent requirements for OSHA 1926.650as well as NFPA 1006 Chapter 11 Trench Rescue Awareness.

Instructor: ROCO Rescue
Location: ROCO Rescue Training Center

USAR / Swift Water Task Force 2—“Not your Father’s Search and Rescue” 4 Hours

This 4 hour class will take you through the History, Staffing, Strategies, and Equipment of Task Force 2.

Formed as a small local Search and Rescue Team that was thrown into one of the country’s biggest natural Disasters with little manpower and equipment – to a Type 3 USAR/Swift Water capable juggernaut. The team has been dispatched to natural and manmade disasters along the Gulf coast, from Texas to Florida and up into the Carolinas. Join them as they take you back to how it all started with the history of the group’s formation. Talk about the parameters of gathering and recruiting the best manpower for such a dynamic team. Case studies will cover deployment strategies and administrative pitfalls that seem to always accompany and bog down would- be rescuers. Finally tour the squad’s equipment cache where you will see first-hand the tools and apparatus that accompany the team to some of the hardest hit areas the Gulf South has ever seen.

Instructor: USAR team
Location: JESTC


From Baton Rouge Metro Airport: Head south on Veterans Memorial Blvd and take slight right to merge onto I-110 N toward Natchez. On I-110, take Exit 8C onto US-61 N. Follow US-61 N for 5.5 miles, then turn left onto W. Irene Rd. ( on side of BASF ) JESTC entrance will be 1.7 miles on right. From entrance, continue 0.7 miles to Staff Development Center. From I-10: From I-10, merge onto I-110 N (signs for Business District/Downtown/Metro Airport). Follow I-110 N for 8.8 miles then take Exit 8C onto US-61 N. Follow US-61 N for 5.5 miles, then turn left onto W. Irene Rd. ( on side of BASF) JESTC entrance will be 1.7 miles on right. From entrance, continue 0.7 miles to Staff Development Center.

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