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Cook County North LEPC Extremely Hazardous Substance Tabletop Exercise

Training Event


Northern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA)
2300 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview IL 60026

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Training includes:

  • Tabletop exercise (Situation Manual to be provided, multi-module)
  • Scenario involves transportation-related release of an extremely hazardous substance (EHS)
  • Interactive panel with audience participation
  • Interactive presentations by industry experts
  • Complimentary lunch (sponsored)
  • Exercise hot wash immediately following last module
  • Certificates will be emailed following the event

Attendee Level

  • Fire service
  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Emergency planners, support agencies
  • Health facilities
  • Intermediate
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) emergency response
  • Notifications
  • Toxic gases
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Tanker truck anatomy, wrecking
  • Leak mitigation
  • Air Monitoring


Technical experts from the chemical and emergency response industry will provide introductory presentations prior to the exercise to introduce general chemistry, tactics and case studies related to the exercise scenario. 

The tabletop exercise will involve a panel consisting of a local fire chief, industry/transport company representative, County EMA, DOT, Health Department, State EPA, Federal EPA, local healthcare representatives responding to a transportation-related incident. A facilitator will present panelists with the scenario in 3 modules and provide discussion questions directed at the panelists. The audience will be given the opportunity to participate by asking questions and providing additional input following each module. 

A facilitated exercise hot wash take place immediately following completion of the final module to solicit feedback and recommendations for improvement related to the exercise incident.

Important Details

Be at the site by 9:45 am for registration.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended.


Paul Ruesch
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

77 W. Jackson Blvd. (SE-5J)
Chicago IL 60604-3590

Phone  312-919-4382

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