To familiarize each student with the techniques and skills needed to effectively and efficiently mitigate an incident involving a Cargo Tank or Portable Tank, resulting in a spill of hazardous materials.

The ability to recognize potential failure areas in a Cargo Tank and/or Portable Tank Container through the understanding of how they are constructed and equipped. This ability is a vital component of your overall preparedness and on-scene effectiveness when confronted with an incident involving one of these containers. Once the potential problems are recognized, proper equipment can be accumulated and procedures developed to quickly mitigate the situation when it occurs. Leak stopping devices and procedures used during this session, many originally designed for other unrelated problems, are easy to use and quite effective. They should not however be considered your only choices, or thought to be without their limitations.

Each segment of the module is designed to build upon itself through the use of demonstrations and hands-on evolutions. EPA Level "B" Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be used by all students as they learn hands-on techniques for stopping leaks on the specially modified cargo tanks.

In order to ensure the program has met its goal and the students are fully qualified as a Technician Level III Responder. All students will be given a pre-test and post test. In addition, each students' skills will be evaluated during each field evolution. Minimum written test scores are 70%, while field evolutions require 100% compliance as determined by each instructor. Certificates will be issued to all students meeting this criteria.

Additional modules in this program

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