- CROIERG AGM to be held on October 7th in Yass NSW (Links)
- BULK TANKER EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARD
- TRAINING COURSES
- Next training course is scheduled for October 27th
- Expressions of Interest
- PowerPoint Presentation on courses
- Training Course Information
- Training Course Costs
- NSW State Road Tanker Emergency Exercise Planning still being finalised
- Two training courses conducted at TISC in September
- I-75 reopen in Sarasota after tanker crash, fuel spill (Florida)
- Katy man dies in rollover crash on FM149 (Texas)
- Whistle blower claims deadly tanker crash "Bound to Happen" (Arizona)
- Tanker truck crashes into Saint Lawrence river (Canada)
- After tanker truck explodes in New Orleans East crews work to clear scene (Louisiana)
- Truck driver in stable condition. Albertville road reopened (Alabama)
- Fuel tanker & van collide in western Afghanistan killing 23 (Afghanistan)
- Propane tanker crash closes sections of M37 (Michigan)
- Fuel tanker collides with cane train (Queensland)
- Driver escapes before train hits tanker truck (Pennsylvania)
- More than 1,000 litres of diesel fuel; spills from south-side industrial company (Canada)
- Overturned tanker in gas station parking lot spills diesel fuel (Louisiana)
- Trucker injures in fiery crash after fuel tanker lands on side, struck building (Georgia)
The Year 2014 CROIERG AGM will be held at the Yass Soldiers club 86 Meehan Street Yass NSW starting at 10.30AM on Tuesday October 7th 2014
CROIERG Members have been mailed the AGM material previously but here it is again (as they say!)
Information on the AGM and reply form in the links below.
We would appreciate early RSVP’s
See links below for AGM material:
The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) and supported by the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC)
This specialist course can only be delivered by the approved provider, the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in Canberra
The Card recognizes that the holder has received formal training in dealing with bulk tanker emergencies
NEXT TRAINING COURSE IS SCHEDULED TO START ON MONDAY OCTOBER 27TH
This will be a 5-day (Managers/Responder) course and will run from October 27th to 31st
There are some spaces available and bookings can be made with Paul Harrison at TISC. See contact information listed below
The Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) has put in place an "EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST LIST" for the training courses.
See below for contact details and information
ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO
Paul Harrison Executive Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) 441 Sutton Road, Canberra ACT
TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620
(02) 6297 7187 Mobile 0407 223 125
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ON THE CROIERG TRAINING COURSES AT TISC
Paul Harrison Manager Training at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) presented a first class PowerPoint presentation at the recent NBTA Bulk Tanker Day in Melbourne.
All the information required on the training courses is in this presentation.
The title is: AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE
DG TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
Paul Harrison speaking at the Bulk Tanker Day in Melbourne
TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION
The TISC Training Complex is located at:
441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) ACT
Listening to the Chief Instructor
- RESPONDERS COURSE (3 Days) - "Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations".
- 5-DAY COURSE RESPONDERS & MANAGERS COMBINED ‘Course in Emergency Response Management"
For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below
TRAINING COURSE COSTS
$2,318 including GST and $110 for Responder Card Fee
Combined Manager & Responder Course/s (5-Day)
$4,118 including GST and $110 for Responder Card Fee
The State Road Tanker Emergency Exercise will be conducted at the TISC (Transport Industries Skills Centre) Training Complex on the Sutton Road, Majura just outside Queanbeyan NSW
The change in venue was made to better cater for the number of people that will be involved in the exercise and especially to allow for the emphasis that is being placed on having the exercise professionally filmed for training purposes
Work is continuing on the planning stages of the State Road Tanker Emergency Exercise. The exercise is being co-ordinated by Superintendent Kim Reeson, Fire & Rescue NSW Manager Capability Firefighting
Supt. Kim Reeson discussing the emergency exercise
Other emergency services, government departments and agencies and involved in the planning and they will be involved on the day as will industry. Kim Reeson has been meeting with various state agencies for this large exercise to ensure that it is as realistic as possible
- CROIERG will be making our semi-trailer rollover tanker and other equipment available for the exercise.
- CROIERG will also be providing the industry emergency responders with representatives from Ron Finemore Transport
TISC have been heavily involved in the planning stages, especially in providing technical expertise for the script and advice as to how the videos which will be taken on the day can be best used in future training scenarios for both government and industry
As soon as we (CROIERG) know the actual date. We will "spread the word"
Two 5-Day Emergency Responder Training courses were conducted at the TISC Training Complex in September.
The 5-day training courses were held on September 15th to 19th and September and September 22nd
The Sept 22nd to 26th course was attended by seven (7) representatives from NSW Fire & Rescue.
CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver visited the TISC Training Complex on September 22nd to say how pleased he and the CROIERG Group were to get such a strong endorsement from NSW Fire & Rescue for the training courses and the TISC training venue
August 28, 2014 Sarasota Florida
Foam cover at Sarasota crash
Fire Crews spraying foam at Sarasota crash
Northbound lanes on Interstate 75 in Sarasota have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash this morning involving a fuel tanker, officials said.
Sarasota County officials said the tanker was holding 8,700 gallons of fuel, and an estimated 250 to 500 gallons spilled.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash occurred about 5:30 a.m. near Bee Ridge Road.
Traffic was being diverted at Bee Ridge Road. Troopers said about 5 p.m. that two lanes were reopened.
The driver of the tanker was airlifted to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.
Four other cars were involved in the crash, but no injuries were reported.
Firefighters were called to the scene to spray foam over the spilled fuel, officials said.
August 27, 2014 Montgomery Texas USA
A 42-year-old Katy man died after an 18-wheeler rollover crash on FM 149, just three and a half miles south of Montgomery. Jason Brent Rosson, who drove a semi-trailer gas tanker filled with thousands of gallons of fuel, was pronounced dead at Conroe Regional Medical Centre on Monday at 1:50 p.m., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety fatality report.
DPS official said Rosson’s truck travelled north on FM 149 when it drifted to the right, dropping the right tires of the truck and trailer off the pavement. Rosson overcorrected to the left, causing the tanker load of gasoline to shift right, the report states.
Both the truck and trailer rolled in the east ditch and Rosson was partially ejected from the truck. Rosson was not wearing a safety belt, according to the report.
Gasoline and diesel fuel spilled from the tanker trailer. Hazmat was used to contain and clean up the spill.
August 27. 2014 Phoenix – Arizona USA
A whistle-blower has come forward on the heels of a deadly tanker crash on Interstate 17 in North Phoenix, saying Cactus Transport drivers are forced to work dangerously long hours.
The rollover accident claimed the life of the driver of the tanker truck, shutting down the highway for hours as crews worked to clean up hot asphalt oil spilled in the crash.
An Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesperson said the preliminary cause of the crash was driver fatigue. Witnesses noticed the driver swerving on the road in the moments before the accident. Evidence at the scene showed road signs the driver knocked over before crashing into a pole.
A co-worker of the man killed contacted 3TV, saying he knew a crash like this would happen soon.
"The first thing that went through my mind was it was bound to happen. It was coming any day," said Robert, a Cactus Transport employee of the past two months.
September 2, 2014 Montreal Canada
Tanker in St Lawrence River
Traffic was unusually heavy on Montreal’s south Shore Tuesday morning after an early morning accident left a tanker trunk submerged in the Saint Lawrence River.
The accident occurred around 5:30 a.m. on Route 132 near Saint-Lambert, between the Victoria and Champlain bridges.
The truck’s driver apparently swerved to avoid an earlier collision between a motorhome and a car. He lost control, crashed into the two vehicles and ended up in the river.
The driver and his dog were able to get out of the truck with the help of two people in a boat.
August 27, 2014 New Orleans, Louisianan USA
Fire crews are working to clear the scene after a tanker truck caught fire Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans East. Firefighters were alerted to the situation, near Interstate 10 and Interstate 510, when they saw flames and black smoke in the air.
Officials said a 24-year-old woman was driving the tractor-trailer from Interstate 510 and merging onto Interstate 10, traveling east. The woman tried to avoid a car and overturned, police said. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The truck was carrying 8,600 gallons of fuel, police said. All lanes will remain closed until the fuel is cleaned up, police said.
September 4, 2014 Albertville Alabama USA
Police reopened Highway 431 in Albertville around 6:15a.m Thursday morning after a tanker truck hauling gasoline crashed.
The crash happened just before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, near Gilbert-Baugh Ford.
The Marshall County EMA was advising businesses within a mile of the wreck to shelter in place because of fuel leaking from the truck.
The driver was trapped in the truck for an extended period of time, according to police. He was freed and taken to Marshall Medical Centres South. He is listed in stable condition.
August 31, 2014 Kabul Afghanistan
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.
The crash happened Sunday morning on the main highway between the city of Herat and the Iranian border, said Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western Herat province. He added that four people were injured in the accident.
Authorities do not know what caused the accident, but Ahmadi said initial reports indicated that "both drivers' carelessness" was to blame.
Afghanistan has frequent traffic accidents often caused by bad roads and poor driving. On Aug. 17, a truck loaded with people and animals crashed in a mountainous area of north western Afghanistan, killing 32 people.
September 11, 2014 Grand Traverse North Michigan USA
Recovering the propane tanker
This corner is always a hazard in the rain," said Theo Webber, Chief for Grand Traverse Rural Fire Department.
A crash involving a propane tanker truck closed down part of M-37 for much of the day today.
Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries, their conditions are unknown tonight but the Grand Traverse County highway is open again. The tanker rollover happened around one this afternoon at M-37 near centre road in Mayfield Township.
"Right on the corner it's always bad, they need to change that corner," said Chris Finch, a resident of Mayfield Township.
Today's crash on this corner involved the propane tanker and a truck and people who live near the scene say it's especially dangerous here in wet conditions.
"It was raining heavily right before the accident and to speculate how the accident happened I don't know, it appears one or the other vehicles crossed the centre line," said Chief Webber. Because the accident involved a propane tanker ending up on its side, it caused some alarm.
"Normally up right and when a vehicle like that gets on its side and rolls over, many of the safety devices are compromised and so we were very concerned about a propane leak or a fire explosion in this case," said Chief Webber.
September 11, 2014 Proserpine Queensland
Emergency services were called to the Bruce Highway at Foxdale after an empty B-double fuel tanker collided with a cane train on Saturday night.
Officer in Charge of the Proserpine Police Station, Sergeant Nathan Blain, said it was fortunate that neither the 29-year-old truck driver, nor the two locomotive drivers were injured in the crash.
"However extensive damage was caused to the truck and cane bins, with the highway closed to all traffic for a number of hours," Sgt Blain said.
Proserpine Cane Supply Manager Ron Worth said the locomotive was pushing 16 empty bins through the crossing, into the nearby Harry Biggs' Siding, when the crash happened. He said the impact caused three bins to derail.
"The locomotive and some bins sustained minor damage, while one bin was damaged beyond repair and the fuel tanker had to be towed from the scene," he said.
Proserpine resident Trish Clarke was on the highway behind the fuel tanker when the accident occurred. Ms Clarke, who was returning home from Bowen with her partner and six-year-old son, said for some reason she wasn't comfortable with overtaking the truck and decided to "sit back behind him". "I could see the train lights going and I started to slow down [but] I saw that it [the truck] was not braking," she said.
"It happened so fast - before I knew it he'd locked up the brakes but it was far too late - probably only three metres from the track."
Sgt Blain said investigations revealed that the truck driver was distracted from driving while reaching for a bottle of water and consequently did not see the loco crossing the highway.
And another tanker and train episode. Ed
September 9, 201 Centerville, PA USA
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a truck driver jumped from the tanker truck he was driving before a train smashed into it over the weekend.
Emergency dispatchers in Washington County said the truck apparently stalled at the railroad crossing on Route 88 in Centerville shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.
Dispatchers and state police said the driver managed to get out safely before the vehicle was struck by a Norfolk Southern train.
The impact pushed the truck several hundred feet down the track and ripped away the tanker, which contained water from hydraulic fracturing natural gas drilling. No injuries were reported.
September 17, 2014 Edmonton Alberta Canada
An estimated 1,000 to 1,500 litres of diesel fuel overflowed Wednesday morning from a 20,000-litre tank at Wajax Power Systems, prompting authorities to shut down power and evacuate the complex, said a spokeswoman for Edmonton Fire Rescue.
Firefighters were called to the hazardous materials spill around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at 10025 51 Ave., said Laura Ruddock. Staff at Wajax Power Systems discovered the spill when they arrived to work Wednesday morning and evacuated the building and shut down power, she said.
"Staff explained that a night-shift employee was filling up a holding tank with diesel and forgot to turn the valve off before he left" Ruddock said. "The tank overflowed and ran into their drainage system and then into the sewer."
Wajax Power Systems serves customers in oil and gas and other industries and works in power systems, diesel engines, transmissions, generators and parts and service, according to the company website.
Firefighters sent nine trucks and a jet boat to work with city drainage crews and Alberta Environment to contain the spill
September 20, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA USA
The St. George Fire Department was called to a gas station at the corner of Bluebonnet and Burbank Sunday morning after a tanker trailer loaded with diesel fuel overturned.
Officials say the trailer was not connected to the truck at the time, and it happened at 9:15 a.m.
Baton Rouge Fire Department HazMat, Louisiana State Police and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality were called out because of the diesel spill. Diesel only spilled out from one of three compartments in the tanker.
There was no fire, but St. George Fire Department was on hand just in case.
There is no word on how the tanker overturned.
The remaining diesel was offloaded onto another tanker
September 21, 2014 Bibb County Georgia USA
A 57-year-old truck driver was injured Saturday night after his tractor-trailer fuel tanker landed on its side and burst into flames, damaging a building and shutting down a Macon intersection for several hours. No one else was injured in the wreck, which deputies believe may have occurred because the driver was speeding.
The incident happened around 11 p.m. at the intersection of Pionono and Houston avenues, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Godfrey, of Rincon, was traveling north on Ga. 247 in a tractor-trailer fuel tanker, the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said. He told deputies he was driving too fast when he approached the intersection and lost control of the tanker, DeFoe said.
The vehicle flipped onto its side coming to a stop near a vacant building at 4685 Pionono Ave., DeFoe said. The tanker exploded into flames, damaging the building, deputies said. TheMacon-Bibb Fire Department responded to the scene to battle the fire while Godfrey was transported by ambulance to theNavicent Center of Central Georgia where he was listed in stable condition Sunday, they said