This monthly update is produced in an effort to keep hazardous materials program personnel up to date in the areas of exercises, training, and planning. If you have a contribution or wish other items posted in this "Update", please contact Mike Hammond at FEMA Region X headquarters at (425) 487 4775 or email at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This update is for the period of 7-1-99 to 10-1-99.
Quotes Of The Month
"Sure, it's going to kill a lot of people, but they may be dying of something else anyway." Othal Brand, member of a Texas pesticide review board, on chlordane.
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." Richard P. Feynman
Web Page Highlight (your Additions Are Welcome)
Hazardous Materials Advisory Council
www.hmac.org Mission Statement: "HMAC promotes improvements in the safe transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods globally by: providing education, assistance, and information to the private and public sectors; through our unique status with regulatory bodies; and the diversity and technical strengths of our membership." Provides a mailing list and numbers of other services.
Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness
www.ccep.ca The Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness was incorporated in 1993 as a partnership between the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth and Hamilton's Mohawk College of applied Arts and Technology. Its mandate is to assist communities, governments and private businesses to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from man-made or natural disasters."
Anyone else have a good or interesting Web Site?
SERC & LEPC MEETINGS
Washington 9-23-99, Spokane, in conjunction with WA State Emergency Managers, Assoc. Meeting.
Oregon July 30, 1999, Salem, Quarterly LEPC meeting
Idaho As Needed, Contact Bill Bishop for more information. (208) 334 3263
Alaska 7-20-99, Anchorage, LEPC workshop
7-21-99, Anchorage, SERC Meeting
10-19-99, Anchorage, LEPC workshop
10-20-99, Anchorage, SERC meeting
Training And Exercises
Contact The Provider Or Mike Hammond For More Information. Course Dates And Times May Change, Be Sure To Check Before The Class
|7-12 TO 7-15||HazMat On Scene ICS||WA State Patrol||360-753 0398|
|7-12 TO 7-16||Disaster Recovery Operations||Beaverton, OR||503-378-2911|
|7-13 TO 7-15||ICS Train-the-trainer||WA State at Spokane||253-512-7048|
|7-26 TO 7-30||Hazwoper Technician||WA State Patrol||360-753-0398|
|7-27 TO 7-29||Principles of Emergency Management, PDS series||WA State||253-512-7048
Possible location change
|7-31||HazMat hazards analysis||Eugene, OR||503-378-2911|