- Emergency Exercise for January 2015
- Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card
- CROIERG TRAINING COURSES
- First Class Video on the training courses
- Expressions of Interest
- Course Dates
- Course Bookings
- Power Point Presentation on the courses
- Training Course Information
- Training Course Costs
- Nine thousand litres of petrol destroyed in tanker mishap (Nepal)
- Jack-knifed tanker truck hits church triggering HAZMAT situation (Michigan)
- 1st responders take peek inside tank car in training exercise (Illinois)
- Hurley Bros fibbed $10,000 for summer oil spill (New York State)
- Expect MassPike delays as crews continue mop-up efforts from Auburn tanker crash (Massachusetts)
- Oil leaks into Blenkinsop Creek bear Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary (Canada)
- Burning tanker briefly threatens Boyle Heights homes (California)
- Fuel tanker collides with goods truck (Saudi Arabia)
- Canal pollutes after Jet Fuel leaks from tank at Chiang Mai Airport (Thailand)
- Tanker truck with almost 5,000 gallons of fuel burns in LA (California)
- SAFETY ALERT EXPLOSIVES Ammonium Nitrate. (Queensland)
- Man dead after bizarre incident involving gas tanker (California)
- School bus collides with tanker 18 Dead (Egypt)
- 20 killed in Kwara auto crash and fuel tanker (Nigeria)
- 14 passengers burnt to death in auto crash (Nigeria)
- Five killed in China oil tanker explosion (China)
- Gasoline tanker leak forces road closure (Louisiana)
The road tanker rollover large scale emergency exercise being coordinated by Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) has been allocated a block date of January 22-23, 2015
The choice here has been very difficult for Supt. Kim Reeson FRNSW (Manager Capability Firefighting) who has the unenviable task of co-ordinating this large project. Supt Paul Johnstone, the newly appointed FRNSW Capability Manager Hazmat, will be assisting in the management of the exercise and is looking forward to meeting CROIERG members. The task of getting agreement from so many different government agencies would be massive. Site selection was not that easy either, when all the requirements had to be closely examined and confirmed.
The FRNSW Media film crew had to be fitted into the picture as they are making the training film which is very high on the exercise agenda. The film of the emergency exercise will be compartmentalised so that various segments can be used for training purposes by the different attending government agencies. And Industry of course!
WHAT IS THE PRIME MOTIVATION BEHIND HOLDING THIS SPECIALIST EMERGENCY EXERCISE?
Emergency Services and Industry
Basically FRNSW (and others) have become concerned at a spate of recent "incidents".
Looking at increasing all agencies (and importantly industry) state of preparedness with this exercise being used to:
a) Recreate an incident scene as realistically as possible
b) Look at the response by various people involved ( FRNSW, Police, Ambulance, WorkCover, EPA SES, Emergency Management, etc (and again industry)
c) Various locations were looked at (E.g. Goulburn area) as to where to hold the event and after much consultation it was decided to use the TISC Sutton Road Training Area, just outside Queanbeyan as:
(1) The ‘training centre track’ simulates highway conditions
(2) The site location assists in the environmental considerations in regard to a spillage (topography, creek, dam etc)
(3) The area makes parking, and people registration & control manageable
(4) Participant staging areas are readily available changes to bold
(5) It is a good location for the film crews to work in
(6) The CROIERG semi-trailer tanker & prime mover is already in-situ
(7) Other CROIERG equipment for training and demonstration purposes is there: Rollover Training Trailer & Cutaway Training Trailer, The Semi Rollover Tanker and other equipment items can be readily accessed, negating the off-site transport potential problems
(8) The co-operation of the management of the area by the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) in making the location available was a contributing factor to ensure what had to work would work
Supt Kim Reeson will provide the official scenario when it is finalised
CROIERG are pleased to be able to participate in this large scale emergency exercise with Fire & Rescue NSW and our role in being able to provide the specialised equipment such a large scale event requires.
CROIERG members will be kept informed of developments as they are announced
The number of Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card holders is steadily increasing across a number of companies. The list is steadily growing
CROIERG are working with the FPAA (Fire Protection Association Australasia) who administer the card process and data base in providing a communication system whereby card verification can be electronically carried out if required by the emergency services and/or others who need to on an official basis. We hope to have this in place in early 2015
The more Card Holders we have the better is the preparation for an incident response and these qualified people are then able to work closely with the attending emergency services is a coordinated manner
Details are available for the CROIERG Secretary:
Ph. 0428 627 777
Postal PO Box 362 Yass NSW 2582
The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is 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 emergenciesBulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card
At the diaphragm pump
Instructor Roger Van Cornewal explains re valving
Getting ready for the pump out
FIRST CLASS VIDEO ON THE CROIERG TRAINING COURSES
Australasian Transport News ATN Magazine has produced a first class video on the CROIERG Training Courses with a link provided in the magazine. We appreciate the high exposure ATN magazine have provided in bringing the CROIERG/TISC training courses to the attention of the Australian Transport Industry
This link is also on this website (L/H Menu). Go Rollover Training Video
EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTThe 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
Chief Instructor Neil Bauer in the classroom
The Training Courses are finished for Year 2014. Expressions of Interest are welcomed and TISC will be putting together a course agenda early in 2015
ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE TO:
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 on the courses recently
All the information required on the training courses is in this presentation.
Paul Harrison speaking at the Bulk Tanker Day in Melbourne
The title is:
AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THE DG TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
- NBTA bulk tanker day TISC Training [power Point]
TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION
The TISC Training Complex is located at:
441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) ACT
- 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
October 13, 2014 Palpa. Nepal
thousand litres of petrol was destroyed when a fuel tanker met with
an accident on the Palpa Aryabhanjyang – Rampur road section
near Basuwa of Siluwa VDC.
The tanker with registration number Na 2 Kha 512, transporting petrol to Rampur, Palpa from Butwal, met with an accident at around 1 am today. The tanker was carrying petrol for the Rampur Enterprises.
Petrol worth about Rs 1.2 million spilled after the accident, said Bhoj Raj Bhattarai, proprietor of the Enterprises. The tanker driver and his helper are safe. - See more at:
October 13, 2014 Detroit Michigan USA
Tanker that hit church
HAZMAT crews are on the scene of an accident involving a tanker truck on Detroit's southwest side.
It's happening at Addison and McGraw. Police say the truck was exiting I-94 onto McGraw when the driver lost control and jack-knifed.
The truck then hit the Universal Church of Divine Power, rupturing the truck's fuel tank and the church's gas line.
Responders examine various rail tank car fittings
November 11, 2014 Chicago Illinois USA
About 60 first responders from a score of Chicago suburbs got an inside look, literally, at the type of railroad car used to haul thousands of gallons of crude oil, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials through their communities each day.
The Union Pacific Railroad and GATX Corp., which leases rail cars and locomotives, brought a specially outfitted rail car to a Union Pacific rail yard Monday as part of a training demonstration in Northlake. The event allowed firefighters and police officers to learn how the cars are constructed and to better identify what material, hazardous or not, is being transported.
"It gives (responders) a basic understanding of the tank car … so they can relay that information to the fire department enroute so they, in turn, could call in their hazmat (team) right behind them if needed," Union Pacific spokesman Marc Davis said.
Observers could walk through the inside of the tank car, known as "Big Blue."
November 21, 2014 Lake Placid New York State USA
The Department of Environmental Conservation charged a local fuel provider a five-figure fine due to an unreported oil spill this summer.
Hurley Brothers, a long-time fuel provider in Lake Placid, accidentally spilled more than 20 gallons (90 litres) of oil from its Station Street building into Mill Pond on Aug. 19 and was recently found to be in violation of environmental law due to the incident.
DEC spokesman Jomo Miller, based in Albany, said the DEC charged the Hurley Brothers with violating water quality standards under the Environmental Conservation Law and for failure to report a spill, which is in violation of agency's regulations. DEC initially issued Hurley Brothers a $22,500 fine, but $12,500 of the penalty was dropped because the company was compliant with remediation requirements. Hurley Brothers ultimately paid a $10,000 fine.
Hurley Brothers was also required by DEC to create a plan to prevent future spills from entering the storm drains on their property.
"They were required to develop operating procedures approved by DEC to prevent future spills," Miller wrote.
EXPECT MASSPIKE DELAYS AS CREWS CONTINUE MOP-UP EFFORTS FROM AUBURN TANKER TRUCK CRASH (Massachusetts)
And over she goes
November 18, 2014 Auburn Massachusetts USA
An overturned fuel tanker truck on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn is causing delays for the Monday evening commute, according to Massachusetts State Police officials.
The rollover crash was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the westbound lane of the MassPike, and images posted on MSP's Twitter feed show at least one other passenger vehicle was damaged in the crash.
October 29, 2014 Canada
Saanich public works crews are working to clean up an oil tank leak that bled into Blenkinsop Creek. The roughly 300-litre spill was called into the District office at 7:30 a.m. this morning, according to a press release.
Crews placed booms in Blenkinsop Creek leading to Swan Lake to isolate the spill and used a pipe camera to trace the leak to a home on Taine Place.
the oil had not reached Swan Lake. See the release below for more
The District of Saanich would like to advise the public of a fuel spill in Blenkinsop Creek, just upstream of Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. A call was received from a Saanich resident and an employee of Saanich at 7:30 am today. Saanich Public Works crews were immediately dispatched to the scene and traced the fuel to a leaking home heating oil tank on Taine Place.
Crews placed booms in Blenkinsop Creek leading to Swan Lake to isolate the spill. The Provincial Emergency Program was alerted and the Ministry of Environment is now involved. The oil provider is also assisting on site.
Fire crews at work on Boyle Heights tanker fire
Remains of tanker fire
October 31, 2014 Boyle Heights, Los Angeles California USA
tanker carrying fuel overturned on 8th Street just south of Soto and
caught on fire at about 3:35 p.m. Friday, briefly threatening homes
in Boyle Heights.
Two tanks were connected to a tractor-trailer, and the rear tank overturned and caught on fire on the 8th Street on-ramp to the southbound Interstate 5 Freeway. As many as three homes were threatened, according to the L.A. Fire Dept. The threat to structures was cleared, the LAFD said at 3:53 p.m. Flames appeared to be nearly out at 4:10 p.m. into the neighborhoud, according to the L.A. Fire Department. Firefighters were able to dike the area and stop the flow.
A hazardous-materials clean-up operation was in progress at 4:30 p.m. and was expected to take at least four hours to complete, according to the LAFD.
No injuries have been reported. The fire damaged one home and one vehicle, according to the LAFD.
It took 157 firefighters 80 minutes to extinguish all vehicle, vegetation and structural flames, according to the LAFD. Fire damaged two of the closest homes.
Nearby houses were evacuated, according to L.A. Fire Deputy Chief Joe Castro. Extinguishing the fire and removing residents from the area was completed in about 30 minutes, Castro said.
October 30, 2014 Al-Qura Saudi Arabia
A fuel tanker collided with a goods truck in Al-Qura governorate, causing 32,000 liters of fuel to pour onto the street.
Firefighters rushed to the site and sprayed foam onto the fuel to guard against any sparks that might ignite it.
The accident resulted in a road closure and traffic police were on hand to divert traffic, while Red Crescent paramedics attended to one of the drivers who sustained various injuries.
The driver was taken to hospital and police are investigating the accident.
Chiang Mai Airport
November 11, 2014 Bangkok Thailand
The leak was reported at around 11.15pm. The fuel leaked from the storage tank into the nearby Mae Kha canal, which flows past three villages.A 300-metre-long section of a drainage ditch caught fire after an angler threw a cigarette butt into it, the Bangkok Post reported. An emergency response team from state oil and gas company PTT put out the blaze, which damaged two houses but caused no injuries, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.
It said PTT had sent staff to investigate and had offered help to affected communities. It will be working with the airport and related sectors to repair any damaged caused as quickly as possible, NNT reported.The Nation today quoted the mayor of Padad municipality, Rungpreecha Punkaew, as saying that the smell of oil was quite strong and facemasks had been provided to people living near the canal, which is used to irrigate farmland and for fishing. They have also been asked not to light fires nearby.
"We will later take legal action against PTT for environmental damage," Rungpreecha was reported as saying.The Bangkok Post quoted a PTT official as saying that the leaked oil was valued at around 26,000 baht. Flights to and from the airport were not affected.
October 31, 2014 Los Angeles, CA USA
A tanker truck carrying nearly 5,000 gallons of fuel in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles overturned while negotiating a freeway ramp and caught fire this afternoon, sending a plume of black smoke into the air near downtownFire officials expected the scene would require an extensive clean-up operation once the fire is extinguished. The truck had an estimated capacity of 4,800 gallons of an unspecified type of fuel, some of which caught fire when the rear tanker overturned, a fire department spokesperson said.
About 128 firefighters battled the blaze near the interchange of the 5, 10 and 101 freeways, and multiple fire engines were on site. At least one home and one vehicle were damaged by fire.Firefighters were on the scene to continue "cooling measures" to avoid a tank BLEVE. (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion)
Ammonium nitrate explodes during transport incident
A road train carrying forty-four 1.2 tonne bags of ammonium nitrate manufactured for explosives use was involved in a single vehicle accident. The truck, traveling at night in a remote area, left the road ending-up in a dry creek bed adjacent to a road bridge and in close proximity to a rail bridge. The vehicle was on fire and the driver was injured. Two other truck drivers stopped to assist. The emergency services were called.
Our thanks to Don Johnston’s DG Newsy Stuff for this article. Ed
November 5, 2014 San Francisco California USA
A man who was riding between two segments of a fuel tanker as it drove through the Tenderloin Tuesday night was run over by the truck after he lost his grasp and fell beneath its wheels. Today, police are seeking the driver of the truck, saying that it's unlikely that he or she is aware that they ran over this man.
According to San Francisco Police Department spokesperson officer Gordon Shyy, a 35-year-old man "for unknown reason was hanging onto a double gas tanker truck, in the space between the two gas tanks" at 11:50 Tuesday night.
As the tanker's driver turned from Mason to Turk Streets, Shyy says, the man "fell and was struck by the gas tanker."
He was pronounced dead at the scene, found, KRON4 reports, "in the middle of the street with a San Francisco Giants cap lying next to him."
According to Shyy, the strange circumstances of the incident were "gathered from independent witnesses," but no one is sure why the man, who has yet to be publicly identified by the San Francisco Medical Examiner, was riding between the tanks, or what caused him to fall.
Bus wreckage in Egypt after crash with tanker
November 5, 2014 Cairo Egypt
At least 18 people were killed when a bus packed with high school students collided with three other vehicles, including a tanker truck, in northern Egypt on Wednesday, medics said.The crash, near the Nile Delta city of Damanhur, 160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Cairo, also injured 18 people, some of them seriously, police and hospital officials said.
Medics were not immediately able to say how many of the dead were children because the bodies were so badly burned after the vehicles burst into flames.
November 4, 2014 Kwara State Nigeria
About 20 people were said to have lost their lives while others sustained serious injuries to an inferno that resulted from an auto crash involving a fuel-laden truck at Bode-Saadu in Kwara State Monday night.
But the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mary Wakawa said only four people died in the accident.
It was gathered that the accident occurred at about 9.30pm on Monday as the truck fell while attempting to negotiate the bad portion of the road.
According to an eyewitness, the truck subsequently burst into flame as it poured out its content which spread to nearby houses and shops.
The FRSC sector commander in a statement said, "Last night, a tanker caught fire at Bode Saadu at about 9.30pm. Eight people were involved, four of them died and four sustained serious injuries. It was a lone accident and we have been there since yesterday. The fire was still on as at this morning but it has come down. We have sent out our men to the site to clear the road for traffic."
AND ANOTHER TRAGIC CRASH IN NIGERIA EIGHT DAYS LATER. Ed
November 12, 2014 Kwara State Nigeria
An auto accident along Ilorin- Jebba road on Wednesday claimed the lives of 14 passengers. The 14 persons were said to be burnt beyond recognition while 14 others sustained varying degrees of burnt injuries.
The accident occurred when a fuel laden tanker and a truck collided.
The truck, also fully loaded with cattle and passengers was said to be coming from one of the states in the North while the tanker was believed to be heading towards the opposite direction when the accident occurred.
The Kwara state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Mrs Mary Wakawa confirmed the incident "one of the heavy duty vehicles veered off its lane and collided with the other. This was around 5am", she stated.
"Both vehicles went on flame, 13 died on the spot while one died in the hospital. We rushed 14 injured passengers with severe burns to University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, (UITH). Already, with the support of the Kwara State Transport Management Agency, (KWARTMA), we had evacuated the wreck."
Wakawa, while cautioning road users against excessive speed, night driving and driving exhaustion, said the 13 charred bodies of the victims have been given mass burial.
She attributed the accident to exhaustion adding, "Our drivers should stop long driving overnight. They need rest to avoid human errors on the roads."
October 25, 2014 Beijing China
An oil tanker exploded in China’s Hubei province, authorities said Saturday.
Zigui County, Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by the county government.
The oil tanker overturned and exploded, killing its driver and villagers in the immediate vicinity.
Three houses were severely damaged by the explosion, it said.
Over 70 police officers and firefighters joined the rescue operation.
October 28, 2014 Baton Rouge Louisiana USA
A gasoline leak from a tanker truck led to the closure of Wyandotte Street between I-110 and Scenic Highway on Monday.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported all roads are open Tuesday morning, but that section of Wyandotte could close periodically throughout the day as the clean-up process continues.
Curt Monte with BRFD said a private contractor is handling the clean-up. He added the fire department has cleared the scene.
Officials said a four-inch pipe was sheered off the bottom of the tanker and it leaked about 2,000 gallons of gasoline onto the roadway. They are also looking at the possibility of an equipment malfunction.