Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:27:20 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Local Fire Department training?

We have been working with the local city Fire Department on emergency  
planning for laboratories at UVM fairly intensively for about 1.5  
years, since a lab fire here in May of 2007. This work has included  
development of a variety of information tools, meetings and joint  
training with command staff, and one general "introduction to  
laboratory hazards" training for all firefighters last January.

The last item was well-received enough that the Fire Department is  
interested in repeating it this coming January, at a more advanced  
level. I am thinking about using some of their familiar hazmat  
response tools (ALOHA, CAMEO, etc.) adapted to a lab setting (with  
many limitations acknowledged), along with UVM specific information to  
develop scenarios for tabletop type exercises.

I wonder if anyone on DCHAS-L has used these tools in this way before  
or has similar experience they'd like to share as we think about the  
best way of approaching this "advanced" training for lab response.

Thanks for any information.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-8682

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