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Ammonia Emergency Response Training & Live-Release Drill

Training Event


Quonset Development Corporation
95 Cripe Street
North Kingstown RI 02852

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Training includes:

  • Classroom instruction and live release ammonia drill
  • Complimentary lunch

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.

Important Details

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

  • There will be a bottle refill station onsite. 
  • 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. No Level A training suits are allowed. LION MT94 suits are allowed.
  • For any questions related to PPE for the drill, please email our lead ammonia instructor David Binder at

*Must be Technician Level to enter the live release area of the ammonia drill.

*Operations Level can participate in decontamination and air monitoring.

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 8:00 AM for registration. Class will begin promptly at 8:30AM.


  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM)
  • Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
  • Tanner Industries, Inc.


Sawyer Sanchez

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 301
Falls Church VA 22042

Phone  703-253-4275
Mobile  703-475-5470
David Binder
Tanner Industries, Inc.
Phone  215-322-1238, Ext 2280
David Dumsar

2 Pleasant Street
Wyoming RI 02898

Phone  401-474-5371