- NBTA BULK TANKER DAY IN MELBOURNE ON SEPTEMBER 4TH 2014 (NEW)
- CROIERG 5-Day Emergency Responder Training Course to start on September 15th
- CROIERG TRAINING COURSES
- Expressions of Interest Form
- Training Course Bookings
- Training Courses Information
- Training Course Costs
- Road Tanker Incidents Emergency Response Chart
- CROIERG Committee Meeting held at TISC Canberra on Tuesday June 17th
- Tanker spills hot oil near Hartville (Wyoming)
- Tanker crashes, Explodes in Plum Township (Pennsylvania)
- California to impose fee on crude oil train Shipments (California)
- Tanker truck rollover closes busy Gorham Road (Maine)
- Shenandoah Country starts unharmed in Tour Bus/Tanker (Texas)
- Tanker, Van and Car crash on A44 near Aberystwyth (Wales)
- 3 die in horrific head-on collision (Zimbabwe)
- Jae Valley road clean-up continues into late Wednesday (Virginia)
- Tanker rollover. Diesel spill
- Meadville man killed in early morning Route 19 Crash (Colorado)
- SERM cleaning spill after fuel truck rollover on Highway 102 (Canada)
- Tanker rolls over on Ottumwa's roundabout (Canada)
The NBTA, OAMPS and AFAC will be conducting a Bulk Tanker Day at Sandown Racecourse, Melbourne on Thursday September 4th 2014more details here - brochure [pdf]
A 5-Day Emergency Responder Training Course is scheduled for the week starting Monday September 15 th
This will consist of a 3 Day Responders Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Recovery Operations and a 5 Day Course which in addition to the above Responders Course will include a Managers Course in Emergency Response Management
See the Training Section below for details in regard to course bookings and course information
Our training partners the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) would appreciate early enrolments for the September series
Team No. 1 get their instructions for the environmental section
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
Discussing the next move
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
Email : - firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION
Cutting the hole and applying cooling water
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 belowDangerous Goods Emergency Response Training Program Information
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 ER Chart criteria was very kindly made available to CROIERG by our Canadian friends at the CPPI (Canadian Petroleum Products Institute) to whom we are very appreciative
The CROIERG ER Chart (600 x 385) is a data gathering and decision making process to aid responders in handling emergencies in a logical, methodical manner this chart is a first class emergency response operational tool!
Priced at $54.78 each on Corflute including GST and Postage
Priced at $66.95 each on AluPanel including GST and Postage
CORFLUTE is made from weather resistant plastic to ensure your sign can withstand the elements
ALUPANEL is a premium quality composite panel featuring two 0.30mm Aluminium sheets, sandwiching a Polyethylene core
Ideal for use on response trailers
Contact: - The CROIERG Secretary PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582
Ph Mobile 0428 627 777 Email email@example.com
The ER Chart now comes with:-
An explanatory Power Point Presentation and;
A Situation Report Guide for incident reporting
The Minutes of the CROIERG Committee Meeting held in Canberra on June 17 th are available for perusal by CROIERG Member’s in the Member’s Section of this website
Among items discussed: -
CROIERG Membership now 40
More meetings on the proposed large scale emergency exercise with Fire & Rescue NSW. Presentation made to committee by Sup. Kim Reeson FRNSW
Excellent spill response material sourced from Latin America and now available on the CROIERG website
Information on the NCEC (National Chemical Emergency Centre) Call Service which is UK based and worldwide.
New pump equipped trailers delivered to Lismore and Dubbo
Trailers relocated to new sites at Mildura Victoria and Forbes NSW
Presentation made to committee on an innovative approach to emergency response notifications using a technological approach. Another presentation in in the pipeline to provide more details
The Training Courses and the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card were also discussed at the meeting
Brian Withers, Supt Kim Reeson FRNSW and CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver during the discussion on the upcoming emergency exercise in Goulburn
Note the maths in this exercise!
This is what The Editor has been preaching for a few years now and if applied across the Australian terminal sector would solve the transportation emergency response for inland spill problems we now have? Ed
Have a gander at the link below based on the Canadian experience. Ed
Crude oil train in California
California leaders have included several safety provisions in this year’s state budget with the aim of preventing toxic spills and fires as oil companies ship more crude oil on trains through cities and wildland areas.Beginning in the coming fiscal year, the state will apply a 6.5-cent fee on oil companies for every barrel of crude that arrives in California on rail, or that is piped to refineries from inside the state
The resulting funds, estimated at $11 million in the first full year, will be allocated for oil spill prevention and preparation work, and for emergency clean-up costs. The efforts will be focused on spills that threaten waterways, and will allow officials to conduct response drills.
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June 4, 2014 Hartville Wyoming USA
Tanker rollover with hot oil in Wyoming
A commercial vehicle went off the road and rolled over Tuesday morning on Highway 270, causing a hot oil spill north of Hartville, the Wyoming Highway Patrol reported.
The driver of the vehicle failed to navigate a curve to the right and went off the west side of the road at the top of the Hat Creek Breaks, highway patrol said. The driver was taken by ambulance to Niobrara Health and Life Centre. The driver’s condition was not available Tuesday afternoon.
The tanker was carrying emulsion for a highway project near Mule Creek Junction. When the vehicle rolled the tanker trailer was breached, causing oil to run into a dry creek bed.
There is no road blockage due to the crash. Clean-up efforts by the Wyoming Department of Transportation are underway.
TANKER CRASHES, EXPLODES IN PLUM TOWNSHIP (Pennsylvania)
Driver Stuck in Cab for as Long as an
Hour Before Brave Rescue
Tanker fire in Pennsylvania
June 4, 2014 Titusville, Pennsylvania USA —
A tanker truck carrying about 3,000 gallons of fuel crashed and
exploded on state Route 27 Monday afternoon. The driver was pulled to
safety from the burning wreckage by emergency first responders.
The repeated explosions led to a large fire that caused power, cable and phone outages, and forced the closure of the road for hours, while crews from 19 different emergency response companies battled the inferno.
The call came across emergency radio around 4 p.m., of a motor vehicle accident and a possible entrapment, a couple miles west of the Titusville Airport.
Traffic was blocked in both directions, as the tanker's fuel cells
could be heard from a distance continually exploding.
According to TV reports, the driver, whose name was not released Monday night, was trapped in the truck's cab about an hour while the fire burned out of control just feet behind him.
A spokesperson for the Titusville Fire Department said quick thinking from Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department officials saved the driver's life.
"Chapmanville's [fire] chief (Sam Firster) made a good decision to hit that cab with so much water. It kept that driver safe until they could get him out. He was in there quite a while."
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June 9, 2014 Stafford Texas USA
Country stars Shenandoah have escaped unharmed after their tour bus was involved in a fiery accident with a drunk driver.
The singers were on a bridge en route to Kenedy, Texas early on Saturday (07Jun14), following a Friday night gig in nearby Stafford, when the car in front of them crashed into the back of a fuel tanker, causing it to explode.
Their bus driver had little time to react and had to drive through the flames, sideswiping one of the vehicles in the process.
Luckily, the band and its crew survived uninjured, although a couple which was also involved in the accident were hospitalised.
The intoxicated driver, who was not hurt, is expected to be charged with counts of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.
Drummer Mike McGuire recalls, "There was a big bang, then we were sideswiped and engulfed in a huge fireball as big as a house.
"Witnesses behind us told authorities that the flames totally engulfed our bus at one point and you could not see it
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June 11, 2014 Gorham Maine USA
Fire crews at Maine rollover
A tanker truck rollover has closed a busy road in Gorham on Wednesday
Route 114 and Bernard P. Rines Highway are closed at the rotary after the tanker rolled over at about 2 p.m. officials said the truck was carrying 9,500 gallons of diesel and kerosene, and 3,500 gallons spilled.
Some of that fuel ran into some nearby marshland and drainage areas.
The Gorham Police Department said in a release on Wednesday night that Route 114 southbound will remain closed through the Thursday morning commute.
June 11, 2014 Roanoke County Virginia USA
Tanker in the roadside scrub
As many as 20 Roanoke County homes and some businesses were evacuated Wednesday morning after a tractor-trailer hauling toxic embalming fluid overturned off the side of Windy Gap Mountain, spilling its contents and sending fumes into the air.
The tanker split open in the crash, spilling the chemical down a steep slope, said Roanoke County police Sgt P.J. Pascoe. The truck was hauling about 4,800 gallons of the hazardous fluid, said Roanoke County Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Jennifer Conley Sexton.
The tanker crashed off the side of the 4200 block of Jae Valley Road (Virginia 116) about 8 a.m., sending its driver to the hospital with minor injuries, Pascoe said. The driver was able to climb out on his own.
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June 15, 2014 Darwin NT
A tanker from a triple road train has rolled between Julia Creek and Cloncurry causing a diesel spill.
Police are at the scene of the incident which occurred earlier this evening at about 6.30pm on the Flinders Highway. The third tanker from the road train rolled on the Flinders Highway.
The tanker was carrying diesel which has leaked as a result of the rollover.
Due to the spill, the Flinders Highway between Julia Creek and Cloncurry will be closed for an extensive period of time.
June 17, 2014 Aberystwyth Wales UK
A fuel tanker, van and a car have been involved in a serious crash on the A44 near Aberystwyth.
The collision happened at about 14:55 BST between Llangurig and Ponterwyd and the road will be closed for some time, said Dyfed-Powys Police.
The A44 is shut in both directions between the A4159 (Lovesgrove Roundabout, Aberystwyth) and the A570 (Llangurig). Diversions are in place.
The air ambulance took a girl with head injuries to hospital in Cardiff.
In all, two air ambulances and five other ambulances were sent to the scene along with other emergency crews.
The collision happened around 15 miles (24km) from Aberystwyth, near Eisteddfa Gurig, between the villages of Llangurig in Powys and Ponterwyd in Ceredigion.
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June 18, 2014 Harare Zimbabwe
Three people died while five others were injured when a haulage truck collided head-on with a Harare-bound fuel tanker at the 69km peg along the Harare-Masvingo Highway on Monday night.
According to a witness, Charles Macheke, the haulage truck’s prop shaft broke resulting in the driver losing control of the vehicle which sideswiped a Zambia-bound truck before the head-on collision with a fuel tanker.
The accident, which happened around 10pm, disturbed the flow of traffic for several hours causing long traffic jams between Harare and Chivhu.
When NewsDay arrived at the scene yesterday morning, wreckages of the
accident-damaged trucks were being removed from the scene.
The deceased are the truck owner, Gilson Vutete Mazorodze, of Glen View 3, as well as the driver and owner of the consignment in the haulage truck whose names had not yet been established by the time of going to print last night.
The fuel tanker’s driver and his assistant survived the crash and were said to have been ferried to Parirenyatwa Hospital.
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June 3, 2014 Plum Township Colorado USA
“I just knew we had to get him out of here; we’re not
going to leave him here,” Battalion Chief Ryan Sekerski of
Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department said after pulling the driver out
of a raging gasoline tanker truck fire on Monday afternoon.
Sekerski pulled the unidentified male driver from the still-burning tanker truck that Sekerski said swerved to miss a stopped vehicle at approximately 4 p.m. on Route 27 near Diamond, about four miles west of Titusville. Upon swerving, the vehicle rolled through a utility pole, caught fire and burned for several hours, according to fire officials.
Sekerski, who has been a volunteer firefighter since 1985, was on his
way home from work in Titusville when he heard of the tanker truck
crash. Once he arrived on scene and began to take a few pictures, he
asked firefighters if the driver was still trapped in the vehicle.
Conflicting responses led Sekerski to looking into the vehicle himself
and seeing the driver still inside.
Sekerski said there wasn’t much the firefighters could do since they kept running out of water before they were able to put the fire out. But he wasn’t willing to wait until the fire was put out to help the driver out.
“I knew if there’s a will, there’s a way,” Sekerski said about his decision to extricate the driver.
“The fire is just going to keep getting bigger because I knew time wasn’t on our side,” Sekerski said. “There wasn’t a lot of time to be wasting.”
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June 24, 2014 Missinipi Canada
A team from Safety and Environmental Risk Management (SERM) and a La
Ronge petroleum company are working together to clean up a spill near
Around 11 p.m. Monday, La Ronge RCMP was called to the scene where a fuel truck had rolled nine kilometres south of Missinipi on Highway 102.
“SERM is still at the scene with a representative of a local petroleum company here and the owner of the [truck] are all working together to get the remaining fuel that’s still in the tanker into another truck and remove any of the spilled gas,” said Sgt Richard Price, La Ronge RCMP operational NCO.
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June 17, 2014 Ottumwa Canada
A tank-transport carrying methanol rolled on its side on
Ottumwa’s roundabout at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The driver was not injured, but the accident caused a leak. The
Ottumwa Fire Department arrived on scene and worked swiftly to stop
“It had three leaks coming out of the top of it. Our guys got in there and plugged the holes, but there was some product that got out. We are in the process of absorbing that product and trying to keep it so it does not go in the sewer,” said Fire Chief Tony Miller.
Ottumwa Public Works employees began to take measures to help keep the
methanol from the sewer lines.
“We are digging a trench and tilling up sand, which is very absorbent, and we are going to keep this out of the sewer,” said Miller.
Traffic was shut down to help promote clean-up and safety, because it is a HazMat situation. It is unclear how much liquid leaked before the holes were plugged. However, Chief Miller told The Post that they should have a better idea once they off-load the liquid into another tanker.