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Ammonia Emergency Response Training & Live-Release Drill

Training Event


Fire Academy of the South – Classroom 106
2700 Fire Fighter Memorial Dr.
Jacksonville FL 32246

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Training includes:

  • Classroom instruction and live release ammonia drill
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Technician Level or Ammonia Specialist (Ammonia Drill – Entry)
  • Operations Level (Ammonia Drill – Decon & Air Monitoring)
  • Awareness Level (May observe the exercise from a safe distance and attend the lecture portion in the morning)

Event Focus

Featured Topics:

  • Anhydrous Ammonia Overview
    • Properties
    • Routes of Exposure
    • Health Effects
    • First Aid
  • Containers/Bulk and Non-Bulk Packaging
    • Markings/Placards/Labels
  • Ammonia Processes
  • Types of Ammonia Releases
  • Ammonia Response Tactics
    • Control/Containment
    • ER Guide Cards
    • Tarp & Cover


Classroom Sessions:

Ammonia Properties & Emergency Response: An overview of anhydrous ammonia, including its chemical and physical properties, placards, labels, containers, tank construction, and the hazards and potential outcomes associated with an anhydrous ammonia incident.

Field Exercises:

Ammonia Drill: Live release ammonia drill for participants to practice and perform basic control and confinement operations, including tarp and cover. Decontamination and air monitoring will also be incorporated into the drill.

  • Must be Technician Level to enter the live release area of the ammonia drill.
  • Operations Level can participate in decontamination and air monitoring.

Important Details

Class size is limited 45.

You only need to register for one session. All topics & drill are covered within each 7-hour session.

Required PPE for Drill Participants (MUST BRING WITH YOU):

  • All Drill Participants: SCBA (there is a bottle refill station on site)
  • Operations Level Drill Participants: Turnout Gear or Level B, plus thermal gloves & chemical gloves
  • Technician Level Drill Participants: Level A or Encapsulated Level B + plus thermal gloves & chemical gloves. You can utilize Level A suits that are expired or did not pass pressure test at this drill. Lion MT94 suits are also allowed. No Level A training suits are allowed. Any questions regarding PPE for the drill, please contact our lead instructor David Binder at
  • All PPE will be subject to pre-evolution inspection to ensure the safety of all participants.

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Be at the site by 9:00 AM for registration. Class will begin promptly at 9:30AM.

You MUST pre-register for this event, we cannot accommodate walk-ins at this training.


  • Tanner Industries, Inc.


Jennifer Membreno-Maltez

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

Mobile  703-300-8921
David Squires
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department

Fire Station 21
6272 Powers Avenue
Jacksonville FL 32217

Phone  (904) 255-3877
Mobile  (904) 669-0200