Public Announcements

 

BRAMAS Opens registration for HazMat School

Propane and Natural Gas Safety Classes added to the 32nd Annual Louisiana Emergency Response Training School

The Baton Rouge Area Mutual Aid System (BRAMAS), along with Baton Rouge Fire Department, Louisiana State Police & TRANSCAER is proud to announce the 32st Annual Louisiana Emergency Response Training School at the Louisiana State Police Academy on March 19th – 23rd, 2018.

These two classes are hosted by Louisiana Clean Fuels.

For more information: Visit the BRAMAS website

To register: http://www.bramas.org/edu_register.html

 

Wednesday, March 21st:  Propane Safety

4 Hours

2 Sessions:  8AM- Noon or 1PM-5PM

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

Dennis Cruise came to the propane industry from a law enforcement career in Virginia which spanned from 1977-2006. During that period of time Dennis was a DOT Inspections and Hazmat Officer from 1991 – 2006 and has 14 years experience in roadside inspections and compliance with DOT regulations. Dennis also 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. Dennis is recognized by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and by the West Virginia Fire Commission as an adjunct instructor in Propane Emergencies Training.

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

Thursday, March 22nd:  Natural Gas Safety

4 Hours

One Session:  8AM - Noon

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 Meadow
NGV Solutions

Kent Meadows as Vice-President of NGV Solutions, in 2011, established a Mississippi based company to provide private companies, municipalities, counties/parishes, and other government agencies with turn-key solutions for their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) needs. From small time-fill compression to Fast-fill public stations along with CNG conversions on vehicles, Kent’s consulting, problem solving, and specialized solutions allow him to design options to meet each client’s needs. NGV Solutions supports and maintains compressors stations across the Southeast. Currently NGV Solutions maintains four private CNG stations for clients in Louisiana. In addition to NGV Solutions, Kent has worked with alliances to promote alternative fuel legislation. Kent has served on Boards of private schools, civic organizations, churches and ministry-based charities. Prior to NGV Solutions, Kent’s background includes Automotive Dealership operations, Project Management, and business consulting.  Kent is a native Mississippian who now resides in Madison MS.

Instructor: Kent Meadows, NGV Solutions 
Location: JESTC