Instructor: Mike Callan
Friday, August 12, 2016
1:00pm – 4:00pm
This program is about real life emergency response to hazardous materials. These are lessons that have been learned by emergency responders over the last 30 years the “hard way” in the street. Street Smart Haz Mat gives the student information that they can put to use immediately in the street.
One of the most important functional information in any Haz Mat or fire emergency response is safety of response personnel. Sadly, Haz Mat responders still have problems with risk and can’t answer the simplest questions is it Safe? Unsafe? Or Dangerous? Delegating the responsibility to a safety officer is expected but often done too late in the incident or overlooked completely in the frenzy of offensive emergency operations. Safety should be the primary focus of the mitigation effort. It is one of the major metrics of the incident commander’s success. Safety should be in everyone’s mind from the seasoned veteran incident commander to the rookie emergency responder in the street. It is everyone’s responsibility to have the right attitudes towards. When it comes to safety there has to be a complex mixture of knowledge and experience that a responder calls – “street smart”.
Mike Callan brings years of experience in teaching responders around the country and shares his as well as their experiences with the class as well as his own personnel skills and training to the program.