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The Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card is administered by the Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) 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

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CROIERG TRAILERS
LOCATION No. TYPE
Banksmeadow
Sydney East NSW
31 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Benalla VIC 22 Spill Response
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Bordertown SA 24 Spill Response
Brisbane QLD 25 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 2 Spill Response
Canberra ACT 3 Spill Response Pumping Unit
Canberra ACT 4 Spill Response Skimmer Unit
Canberra ACT 5 Training Cutaway Unit Unit
Canberra ACT 6 Training Rollover Unit
Canberra ACT 29 Training Unit Pump Equipped
Canberra ACT 30 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cooma NSW 27 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Cootamundra NSW 14 Spill Response
Dubbo NSW 36 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Eden NSW 10 Spill Response
Forbes NSW 18 Spill Response
Goulburn NSW 8 Spill Response
Griffith NSW 13 Spill Response
Holbrook NSW 20 Spill Response
Lismore NSW 35 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Melbourne VIC
37 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Mildura VIC 16 Spill Response
Moruya NSW 12 Spill Response
Newcastle NSW 19 Spill Response
Orange NSW 11 Spill Response
Port Kembla NSW 34 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Prestons West Sydney NSW
32 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Beresfield NSW 17 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 28 Spill Response
Rockhampton QLD 33 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Shepparton VIC 15 Spill Response
Wagga Wagga NSW 26 Spill Response Pump Equipped
Wauchope NSW 21 Spill Response
Wodonga VIC 9 Spill Response
Yass NSW 23 Spill Response

 

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January 2013

TRAINING COURSES:

1: Training course dates for 2013

2: Training course bookings contact info

3: Training course information

4: Training course costs

TRAINING COURSES

TRAINING COURSE DATES FOR 2013

STAGE 1 (Managers) courses are at present being revamped. The work is just about complete and the courses will be more aligned to the dates of the Stage 2 Courses.

As soon as the revamp work is finalised and approved the dates will be announced

STAGE 2 (Practical) Training Courses will be conducted at the TISC Training Complex on:

COURSE 2013
STAGE 2 Responders March 13-15
STAGE 2 Responders June 26-28
STAGE 2 Responders September 4-6

ALL TRAINING COURSE BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE TO:

Trish Mooney, Business Administration Manager
Transport Industry Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road, Canberra ACT
Mail: TISC PO Box 6074 Queanbeyan NSW 2620
Phone: (02) 6297 7187
Email: TrishMooney@SRDTC.com

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

  • Stage1 (Managers) Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  • Stage 2 (Responders) Course in Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

For detailed information on the two programs go to the link below

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

 

 

TRAINING COURSE COSTS
STAGE 1 Managers) $1,500 for CROIERG/NBTA Members $1,800 for Non Members
STAGE 2 (Responders) $2,100 + $88 for Responder Card  

THE CROIERG CANBERRA STORE (Changes)

New Containers Delivered

The two new shipping containers for the Canberra Store at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Training Complex on the Sutton Road in Canberra were delivered on December 18.

This is part of the re-organisation of the Canberra Store, which is being carried out with first class co-operation from the TISC people, which is very much appreciated.

The CROIERG four trailers and equipment previously stored in Fyshwick (Canberra) at the Hill & Co 15 Barrier Street, Fyshwick Depot have also been transferred to the TISC Sutton Road Complex.

New emergency contact details have been advised to CROIERG Members.

EMERGENCY RESPONDER CARDS

"EMERGENCY INCIDENT RESPONDER TRAINING AND CARD ENROLMENT FORM APPLICATION"

NEW COURSE ATTENDEES

This form is to be completed and bought to the first day of the responder’s course held at TISC.

With this form the following is required to be completed/attached:

  • Passport photograph
  • Copy of company Certificate of Currency for Public Liability insurance with cover to the sum of $20 Million
  • Company representative signature
  • Applicants agreement to the Code of Conduct as listed on the form
This form is to be handed to the instructor for processing by TISC on the applicants successful completion of the course and all related requirements.

Payment for the Identification card ($88.00) will be included in the total course cost of $2100.00.

PREVIOUSLY qualified clients in the Transport Emergency Recovery Operations Course (Stage 2):

TISC will contact all qualified responders on record to complete the same form and return to TISC for processing in the manner outlined above.

With this form the following is required to be completed/attached:
  • Passport photograph
  • Copy of company Certificate of Currency for Public Liability insurance with cover to the sum of $20 Million.
  • Company representative signature
  • Applicants agreement to the Code of Conduct as listed on the form

TISC will also verify that the qualified personnel remain in an appropriate role to be issued the card.

Invoices will be raised for $88.00 (GST Incl) by TISC per applicant and this includes the cost of all processing by TISC and the issuing of the Identification card by the FPAA.

The Code of Conduct document can be viewed by going to the link below:

    Code of Conduct document

     

    Further inquiries:

    Please contact Trish Mooney @ TISC on
    Email: TrishMooney@SRDTC.com.au
    Ph: (02) - 6297 7187

    A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE (Canada)

    Recommended! THIS IS TOP OF THE RANGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE MATERIAL

    We have placed in our Member’s Area of this website (Links Section L/H Menu) the first class Canadian publication "A Disciplined Approach to Emergency Response"

    This was made available to CROIERG some time ago by Bruce Orr of Imperial Oil in Canada in his role as Manager Programs & Process. Environment & Safety of Imperial Oil Limited, when he was based in Ontario
    The splendid support CROIERG receives from our Canadian ‘cousins’ is to be commended

    It was produced by the Canadian Petroleum Products Association and the Canadian Chemical Producers Association and is an absolutely first class step by step process on how to make emergency response work in a coordinated manner

    It is split into two main parts:

    • Situation Analysis
    • Strategy and Tactics Selection

    The sub sections then form parts of the two sections in an easy to follow format

    In the Members Area (Links) we are also placing a PowerPoint presentation showing just how the system works

    I can say without any fear of contradiction that this is the best data I have ever seen in regard to quick reference material for oil industry emergency response. Ed

    SAFETY ON SCENE

    EXPLOSIVE CARGO TRUCKS - EMERGENCY RESPONSE CONSIDERATIONS

    This article from the National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center (email hazmatfusion@iafc.org)

    The International Association of Fire Chiefs' Hazardous Materials Committee is publishing this safety brief as a reminder to emergency first responders about the safe and proper response to roadway incidents involving the transport of commercial explosives.

    Vehicle accidents involving explosives are infrequent but this low-probability, high-consequence events need to be emphasized in our hazardous materials response training.

    Over 6 billion pounds of commercial explosive materials that are used in mining, construction, oil and gas recovery and other industrial purposes are transported on U.S. highways annually. 

    According to DOT statistics, transportation incidents involving explosives that require emergency response occur several times a year. At times, a fire may occur in the cargo container during one of these events. In most cases, the fire just consumes the cargo without serious incident. However, there can be incidents where the burning cargo can undergo a deflagration-to-detonation reaction. 

    The actions taken by emergency first responders, especially when explosives are involved in a fire, are absolutely critical to the safety of the public and the emergency responders. A few simple guidelines and a proficient use of the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) can assist you in keeping your personnel and the public safe. 

    About the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)

    The  Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) is the non-profit association for the commercial explosives industry since 1913, advocating the safe and secure use of explosives.  IME actively promotes safety and security in all aspects of the commercial explosives industry and recognizes emergency responders as a vital component of their mission.  "Aside from us, the fate of the commercial explosives industry rests more in the hands of emergency responders more than anyone else," said Lon Santis, IME Manager of Technical Services says, "They are the last line of defense when everything else has gone wrong." 

    To help emergency responders and others, the IME produces booklets, videos, posters and other educational materials that are available at www.ime.org > Publications. In particular, the 28-minute video Responding to Trucking Incidents Involving Commercial Explosives was produced in cooperation with  the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)  specifically intended for emergency responders.  It is available from IME and includes a 50-page Leader's Guide, and provides enough material allowing trainers to develop programs ranging from a 30 minute lunchtime session to a two-day, full-scale mock scenario. 

    "The number one rule of safety involving explosives is, don't fight fires involving explosives," says Santis.  Be sure everyone in your department knows the rule.

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    OIL TRAIN REVIVAL: BOOMING NORTH DAKOTA RELIES ON RAIL TO DELIVER ITS CRUDE (USA)

    A National Geographic Article

    Trains hauling crude oil in 100 rail tank car combinations

    Trains hauling crude oil in 100 rail tank car combinations

    North Dakota surpassed Alaska this year as the number two oil-producing state.

    It's thanks to fracking the extraction of oil from the state's Bakken Shale formation. But all that oil would be stuck in the Midwest without trains. "Rail is cool again," said Rusty Braziel, an energy analyst at RBN Energy.
    U.S. railroads have seen the number of cars filled with petroleum products jump 44 percent in the past year.

    A large share of that traffic starts in North Dakota, where more oil is being transported by rail than by pipeline. That might be expected until more pipelines can be built.

    More surprising is that shipping by rail, which is costlier than pipeline transport and raises new environmental concerns, may become a fixture of the industry and not just a temporary fix, analysts say.
    And it's not just North Dakota that's becoming an oil-train hub. A new combination of drilling and extraction technologies has oil gushing from out-of-the-way fields from South Texas to Alberta, Canada. With few nearby pipelines, drillers flush with petroleum turned first to expensive trucks, then to trains as they sought to move their product to market.

    Indeed, oil trains a throwback to the earliest days of the petroleum industry have become key to exploiting the North American oil boom, which has the U.S. on track to lead the world in oil production within five years. (Related: "U.S. to Overtake Saudi Arabia, Russia as World's Top Energy Producer")

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    This article from sourced from the International Spill Control Organisation (ISCO) Newsletter. CROIERG is an Associate Members of the ISCO

    NEW EDITION OF RECOGNISED BOOK ON OIL SPILL CLEANUP NOW IN PRINT

    It can be very difficult to source authoritative works covering all the aspects of oil spill cleanups.
    A Third Edition of the well-known book "The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup by Merv Fingas has just been published.

    The author, Dr. Merv Fingas, Member of ISCO Council for Canada, has worked for more than 38 years in the field of oil spill technology. He was chief of Environment Canada’s Environmental Emergencies Technology Centre in Ottawa for over 30 years.

    THE BASICS OF OIL SPILL CLEANUP, THIRD EDITIONThe Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup

    Published: December 05, 2012 by CRC Press 286 Pages

    Author: Merv Fingas, Environmental Engineering Consultant, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    FEATURES

    • Covers the properties of oil, how oil spills are measured and detected, and their long-term fate and transport in the environment
    • Discusses cleanup techniques and control of different types of oil spills and environmental circumstances
    • Contains a new chapter on oil pollution effects on wildlife
    • Includes the latest technologies and coverage of more recent spills, including the Gulf of Mexico
    • Provides a glossary of technical terms

    SUMMARY

    Reflecting the rapid progress in cleanup technology since the previous edition, this revised and expanded third edition of The Basics of Oil Spill Cleanup covers current cleanup techniques, how oil spills are measured and detected, and the properties of the oil and its long-term fate in the environment.
    It also deals with why, how often, and where oil spills occur as well as the chemical composition and physical properties of various oil types.

    The chapters describe surface and remote sensing technologies used to detect and track oil slicks, and methods to contain oil on water (booms and ancillary equipment) and recover oil from the water surface (skimmers, sorbents, and manual recovery).

    The author discusses the use of pumps, in-situ burning, and chemical agents, such as dispersants, for oil removal. He also addresses oil-contaminated shorelines and the effects and behaviour of oil on different ecosystems and the various organisms within them. Written for the general public as well as those directly involved with oil spill cleanup, this edition provides broad, up-to-date knowledge of the cleanup and control of spills.

    This book is priced at £85.00 or at the present conversion $125.38 in Aussie Dollars

    Read more and order.

    TANKER TRUCK ROLLOVER SNARLS OTTUMWA TRAFFIC (Canada)

    November 28, 2012 Ottumwa CanadaTanker rollover in Ottumwa Canada

    A major accident made a mess of Ottumwa traffic Wednesday morning. At about 9:30 a.m. a tanker truck with diesel fuel overturned on Highway 34.

    The crash forced authorities to close down Highway 34 through most of Ottumwa and shunt traffic onto side streets.

    Heavy traffic was reported on multiple routes, especially Church Street and Richmond Avenue, with unconfirmed reports of additional accidents due to the volume.

    There were no injuries immediately reported as a result of the overturned trailer or other accidents.

    The situation was serious enough for the city to issue a statement urging people to avoid Highway 34 in the area of Ottumwa Park. The statement cited cleanup efforts, though it was unclear whether the tanker was breached.

    Scanner traffic indicated crews had to cut into the tanker to remove the fuel before the truck could be removed.

    Source journalexpress.net/community

    CORNWALL PETROL TANKER CRASH: 'ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER AVERTED' (UK)

    December 14, 2012 Cornwall UK

    Firecrews cover tanker with foam in Cornwall

    Firecrews cover tanker with foam in Cornwall

    A river containing spawning salmon was left under threat of a "major environmental disaster" after a petrol tanker overturned in Cornwall. The Environment Agency used booms and absorbent pads to prevent fuel from leaking into the River Tiddy after the crash on the A38 near Tideford.

    There were fears about 4,000 litres of petrol could leak into the river as a result of Thursday evening's accident.

    But the agency said checks had revealed "no significant pollution". It said there was "little evidence" of petrol in the river.

    Spokesman Steve Marks said: "If the petrol had got into the water it would have been a major environmental disaster."

    The agency said it was a "vulnerable time of year" because fish would be coming into the river to spawn and lay eggs.

    As a precaution the booms will remain in place over the weekend, but the agency said it was "very pleased a serious incident had been averted".

    Darren Maynard of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fuel was pouring out last night. "If someone had come round the corner and collided with the tanker it could have been a lot worse."
    The tanker overturned as it was being towed at about 19:00 GMT on Thursday. Firefighters doused the tanker in foam to make it safe before it was removed from the scene.

    The Highways Agency is examining the road surface for damage. Gary Parsons of the agency said about 600m of road had to be resurfaced.

    The road between Trerulefoot roundabout and Carkeel roundabout in Saltash was closed for 20 hours and re-opened at about 15:00 GMT on Friday.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the road could be closed again or traffic lights put in place from 20:00 on Friday for it to be resurfaced.

    Source bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-20723552

    FUEL TANKER DRIVER DEAD IN STAR TOLLWAY CRASH (Philippines)

    November 27, 2012 Manilla Philippines

    A driver of a fuel tanker was declared dead on arrival at the C.P. Reyes Hospital in Tanauan, Batangas on Tuesday after the tanker crashed into a dump truck at the STAR tollway in Batangas.

    The driver was identified as Romeo Jacobe. His companion, Alejandro Pajaganos, meanwhile, is in critical condition.

    Police suspect that the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel, causing the collision at Kilometre 68, Barangay Banjo East in Tanauan.

    Source abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions

    OIL TANKER BLAST KILLS 2 IN SW CHINA

    November 23, 2012 Sichuan Province CHINA

    Two people have been killed in a road accident that involved an oil tanker and a car on an expressway in southwest China's Sichuan Province, fire fighters said Wednesday.

    The accident occurred at around 9 p.m. on the expressway linking Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, and Qionglai City in the same province, the sources said.

    An initial investigation showed that the oil tanker caught fire and exploded after it collided with a Corolla sedan and overturned, the sources said. 

    Two people in the sedan have been confirmed dead. The condition of the oil tanker driver is not immediately known.

    The fire fighters have brought the fire under control by mid-night, the sources said, adding that a further investigation is under way.

    Source english.cri.cn

    FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO LYNEE FUEL TANKER SPILL (Massachusetts)

    December 7, 2012 Lynne MA USA

    A fuel tanker spill brought firefighters to Ida and Camden streets off Western Avenue Thursday morning after a van struck a tanker truck pulling into the Prime Energy service station. Godbout said the collision sheared a valve off the tanker, spilling 40 to 50 gallons of gasoline from the 10,000-gallon capacity truck.

    Godbout and Police Lt. Christopher Kelly said firefighters closed Ida at 6:21 a.m. and used portable dikes to cordon off the spill area until a cleanup crew arrived to remove the spilled fuel.

    The cleanup took about two hours and Kelly said police cited van driver Truc Ho, 42, of Everett, with failure to yield to an approaching vehicle and illegal passing.

    Source itemlive.com/articles/2012

    70,000 GALLONS OF BEC FUEL SPILLS (Nassau) The Bahamas

    December 7, 2012 NASSAU The Bahamas

    An estimated 70,000 gallons of fuel has spilled into the ground from a Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) fuel storage facility for the Rock Sound, Eleuthera, power station, BEC confirmed last night.
    The fuel spill was discovered around 9 a.m. Tuesday, officials said, but it was not made public before yesterday.

    "Although the storage tanks in this area, located in the vicinity of the Rock Sound Airport, are not in use, active fuel pipelines supplying fuel to the Rock Sound Power Station pass through this area," BEC said.

    Our preliminary findings suggest that a check valve was tampered with and this contributed to the resulting fuel spill.

    "From the assessments to date, BEC estimates that some 70,000 gallons of fuel may have been spilled.

    "The recovery and remediation efforts have commenced and to date more than 20,000 gallons of fuel have been recovered.  It should also be noted that a private firm was also engaged to assist with the recovery and remediation."

    The incident occurred a day after an oil spill off Grand Bahamas leaked an estimated 3,000 gallons of heavy crude oil into the ocean.

    Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett said teams were dispatched to Eleuthera to contain the spill.

    BEC Chairman Leslie Miller said last night he was informed of the spill on Wednesday, but had not yet been fully briefed on the incident. He said he expects a formal report today.
    Dorsett said the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission was informed of the spill and teams from BEC and the Ministry of Environment went to the island on Tuesday.

    "The recovered oil will be transferred to a decommissioned tank for disposal," said Dorsett in a statement.

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    GAS SPILLS INTO FARMERS CREEK (Michigan)

    You wouldn’t have to be Dick Tracy to work this one out. EdCleanup at Farmers Creek
    December 12, 2012 Lapeer Michigan USA

    Firefighters still aren’t sure what caused the mishap, but a "significant amount of gas" rose and spread onto the surface from an underground storage tank at the Sunoco station on the corner of DeMille Road and South Main Tuesday morning and made its way into a storm drain leading to Farmers Creek.

    DeMille was closed to eastbound traffic for hours as fire trucks and cleanup vehicles were staged as personnel worked to contain and mop up the spilled fuel.

    Crews from Young’s Environmental of Flint were quickly dispatched and have been on scene ever since working to recover the petroleum. Passing motorists on Main Street (M-24), where it crosses over the creek at Cramton Park, this morning continue to observe several tanker trucks backed up the creek while crews work on the spill recovery.

    Lapeer Fire & Rescue Chief Terry Kluge said, "We have no idea what happened," other than a truck was delivering fuel to the station.

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    I-15 OPENS AFTER CRASHES, FUEL SPILL CLEARED (Utah)

    December 12, 2012 Cedar City Utah USATanker on side in Utah

    Authorities closed I-15 southbound near mile post 41, between Cedar City and Toquerville, Wednesday morning because of a fuel spill.

    A Maverik fuel tanker truck rolled on its side at approximated 2:15 a.m. near mile post 41 on I-15 southbound. The crash caused fuel to spill on to the roadway.

    Impaired driving is suspected as the cause of the crash, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

    The driver was injured in the crash and taken to a hospital in St. George.

    Southbound lanes were open to traffic again as of 11:40 a.m., according to Utah DPS.

    Source fox13now.com/2012

    PETERS CORNERS REOPENS AFTER PROPANE-TANKER ROLLOVER (Canada)

    December 12, 2012 Flamborough Ontario Canada

    Propane tanker rollover in Ontario

    Propane tanker rollover in Ontario

    Ontario Provincial Police reopened Peters Corners to traffic around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after a tanker truck holding 20,000 kilograms of propane flipped over and botched the commute this morning.

    The OPP originally expected the roundabout at Highway 5 and Highway 8 to be closed until at least 5 p.m.
    Emergency crews were called just after 7 a.m. to Peter’s Corners when the single truck crash occurred.
    Police say no one was injured in the crash, including the driver, and there were no reports of spills or leaks.

    Source thespec.com/news/local/article/852450--pete-rs-corners-remains-closed-after-propane-tanker-rollover

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