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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 & EQUIPMENT
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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MARCH 2014

 

Member Alert DG Emergency Responder Training!

FIVE DAY TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE HELD
May 5th to May 9th 2014
At the TISC TRAINING COMPLEX 441 SUTTON ROAD CANBERRA ACT

Did you know?
 
On the  5th  – 9th  of May, TISC will be running a 5 day DG emergency responder/managers course.

The course is in two parts and provides for 2 nationally recognised qualifications.

For the first 3 days, managers will undertake the same practical hands on training as company incident responder’s. This will provide them with a sound basis for emergency response and on successful completion also provide them with the nationally recognised responder’s qualification and an opportunity to apply for the industry emergency response card.

Armed with skills and knowledge from the responders course, the last two days of the course, managers will learn about the design, development and implementation of a company Transport Emergency Response Plan (TERP) and design, run and evaluate a simulated emergency response exercise (a legal requirement for DG Transport companies).

This part of the course will provide managers with the skills and knowledge to be confident about their companies ability to meet their dangerous goods legal obligations and their preparedness to respond effectively to  emergencies. Managers will complete all assessment activities here at TISC including exercising their TERP’s rather than having to complete work based post course assessments. A qualification in emergency response management is also provided on successful completion.
 
We also be running a 3 day responders course beginning 5th – 7th of May. This course deals with the practical planning and tasks that relate to the emergency incident itself and focuses on personnel who will perform the “up-front” hands on recovery and containment tasks at the actual site.

Here is an overview of both courses for your consideration.

Places are very limited for these courses  so be quick!

For enrolment on any of the courses described above, please contact our office on 6297 7187 or office@srdtc.com
 
If you need any further information about the courses listed above or TISC can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me on the number below.
 
Kindest Regards
Paul Harrison.

(02 6297 7187)

Web www.suttonroad.com.au

CROIERG COMMITTEE MEETING

The Minutes of the CROIERG Committee Meeting held in Yass NW on Wednesday February 26, 2014 are available in the Member’s Area of this website

HazMat 14-15 May 2014

Darebin Entertainment Centre

Preston Vic (Melbourne)

HazMat 2014 is the leading conference for the chemical management, dangerous goods and hazardous materials industries. It brings together topical speakers and presentations that cover the many niches of these industry sectors.

The conference provides valuable information for all levels of personnel and industry types, including researchers, government bodies, corporate entities, community and industry groups.

By bringing together leading experts and relevant speakers HazMat 2014 offers an essential program for delegates wanting to stay abreast of their respective industry.

In addition to the comprehensive program delegates can peruse the exhibition offering the latest industry products and services. There is also a social dinner function with a guest speaker which offers an excellent networking opportunity.

HazMat 2014 Conference & Exhibition brochure including registration [pdf]

 

 

HazMat 2014 Conference & Exhibition brochure [docx]

TRAINING COURSES

Drilling into a tanker to recover product

Drilling into a tanker to recover product

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

Email pharrison@suttonroad.com.au

TRAINING COURSES INFORMATION

Tanker recovery

Tanker recovery

The TISC Training Complex is located at:

441 Sutton Road. Majura (Canberra) ACT

  • MANAGERS COURSE Course in Fuel Transportation Emergency Planning and Response
  • RESPONDERS COURSE Course in Dangerous Goods Road Transport Emergency Recovery Operations

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

Emergency Response Program Information [pdf]

TRAINING COURSE COSTS

 Responder Course 3-day

Managers Course 3 day

$2100 + $88 for Responder Card
$1800

Combined Manager & Responder Combined Course/s (5-Day)

$3,900 + $88 for Responder Card

IS THERE ANOTHER WAY FOR INDUSTRY ER?

Following various representations here is a PowerPoint Presentation (Circa 2012) that shows an alternative approach to Industry and emergency response

Canada and Oz [pdf]

HAULER CALLS SPILL HIS COMPANY'S WORST (Pennsylvania)

8,000 to 10,000 TONS OF CONTAMINATED SOIL EXCAVATED

Cleanup in Easton on February 11

Cleanup in Easton on February 11

February 12, 2014 Easton Pennsylvania USA

The hauler on the hook for a cleanup of an 8,000-gallon fuel spill said it’s too early to estimate how much it will cost.

"It’s way too early to look at financials," said Dave Snyder of the Albany hauler J.A. Carman Trucking Co. Inc. Snyder said the company is insured for accidents, but the massive spill is the worst it has suffered in decades.

"An incident like that, that’s the worst I’ve seen in 25 years. Minor spills are one thing, but this is large," Snyder said.

DEC Environmental Conservation Police responded to the scene, and the agency’s spills staff oversaw the containment and cleanup. Winchell said another 2,000 gallons of gasoline was recovered from the ditch on the day of the crash. Since the ditch ran down a slope into a wet farm field, gasoline did reach a creek, but the agency summary of the spill called the impact "minimal," adding that trenches were dug to stop the fuel from flowing to the creek.

Another 1,000 gallons of petroleum was removed from the trenches and ditch after that.

The summary says the DEC determined, through sampling efforts, the fuel was captured in the soil of the farm field and did not reach bedrock.

Winchell said 8,000 to 10,000 tons of contaminated soil has been excavated from the ditch and the slope. Surface area and groundwater were treated using a carbon filtration system.

Contractors are continuing to remove the pile of contaminated soil, which is being taken to ESMI in Fort Edward to be sanitized by being burned.

"Additional assessment of impacts and any further cleanup efforts will take place in the spring," Winchell said in the summary.

Read the full text of the news report.

PETROL STATION SAVED SECONDS FROM EXPLOSION (RUSSIA)

February 1, 2014 RUSSIA

A brave Russian petrol station worker has risked his life to shut off the valves of a damaged fuel tanker only moments before it was engulfed by flames.

Arsene Fitsulaev has been given a bravery award for his daring save that was caught by cameras at the station in Kaspiysk on the Caspian Sea on January 24.

The terrifying events were sparked by a passing black car that bungles a turn and clips the fuel tank, releasing highly flammable gas and leaking petrol all over the ground, the Daily Mail reports.

The motorist speeds away from the scene as Mr Fitsulaev sprints out to the tank, which is immediately shrouded in fumes. He is seen desperately trying to turn off the fuel taps and runs away from the tank mere moments before the leaked

View this amazing video.

TANKER TRUCK SPILLS 300 GALLONS OF OIL IN BURLINGTON (Connecticut)

February 3, 2014 Burlington (Connecticut USA)

Tanker spills oil in Burlington

Tanker spills oil in Burlington

A tanker carrying approximately 1,000 gallons of oil overturned and spilled all over a roadway in Burlington Monday evening.

Crews were called to the area of 53 Milford St. just after 6 p.m. According to officials, the slippery road conditions may have caused the truck to overturn.

About 300 gallons of oil spilled out into the street. DEEP was called to the scene to supervise the clean-up.

Source nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Tanker-Truck-Spills-300-Gallons-of-Oil-in-Burlington-243429071.html

ROLLOVER WRECK SPURS ROAD REVIEW (Texas)

February 1, 2014 Kilgore Texas USA

Trucks don’t disappear in Kilgore’s version of the Bermuda Triangle: they roll in one side and go belly-up on the other.

The intersection of Woodlawn and U.S. Hwy. 259claimed another hasty driver’s afternoon Thursday, snarling traffic in several directions barely an hour before school dismissal and forcing the precautionary evacuation of at least one nearby home as emergency responders carefully righted his overturned tanker, filled with liquified propane gas.

It’s the third-such incident since mid-September and has prompted city officials to explore new means of notifying drivers, especially big rig contractors, of the rollover risk.

Thursday’s wreck occurred shortly after 2 p.m., sending police officers and firefighters scrambling to the scene where the Red River Transport vehicle lay on its side beside a downed utility pole, a trickle of fluid seeping from the wrecked cab.

Fortunately, Kilgore Assistant Fire Chief Mike Simmons said, though the tanker was about 90 percent full, there was no leak and no rupture occurred over the course of the next four hours spent setting the rig upright after its unlucky turn-and-roll.

Thursday’s wreck occurred shortly after 2 p.m., sending police officers and firefighters scrambling to the scene where the Red River Transport vehicle lay on its side beside a downed utility pole, a trickle of fluid seeping from the wrecked cab.

Fortunately, Kilgore Assistant Fire Chief Mike Simmons said, though the tanker was about 90 percent full, there was no leak and no rupture occurred over the course of the next four hours spent setting the rig upright after its unlucky turn-and-roll.

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LAWMAKERS: MINN. NEEDS STRONGER OIL SPILL RESPONSE (Minnesota)

An innovative approach. Ed

February 12, 2014 Minneapolis Minnesota USA

Hoping to avert disaster before it strikes, two state lawmakers introduced plans Wednesday to deal with the growing threat from railroad oil tanker spills.

On average, ten oil tanker trains rumble through Minnesota each day, hauling huge quantities of North Dakota crude to refineries down south or out east. As oil rail traffic increases, people like Kathy Hollander want action.

"This is oil transportation on steroids," Hollander said.

And horrific scenes of oil train explosions in North Dakota and Canada have lawmakers responding before disasters like the one in Quebec strike. "That train burned 47 people alive when it exploded. It incinerated the downtown of a city of 5,000 people," said attorney Paul Blackburn.

Rep. Frank Hornstein and Sen. Scott Dibble are proposing the "Oil spill Defense Act," a law to give first responders the training and tools needed to combat massive oil fires.

"And beef up our state’s response which we feel right now is woefully inadequate due to our lack of preparedness and lack of resources," Hornstein said.

The legislation will be introduced early in the session that begins in two weeks. They anticipate a number of hearings.

To equip and train all these firefighters, it’s estimated to cost between $15 and $30 million a year. But instead of taxpayers flipping the bill, Hornstein and Dibble will propose a surcharge on each gallon of crude that passes through the state, which is about 1/100th of a penny per gallon.

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FUEL TANKER EXPLODES. KILLS 2 IN FUNTUAM (Nigeria)

January 27, 2014 Katsina State Nigeria

Tanker on fire in Funtua

Tanker on fire in Funtua

A diesel tanker on Monday exploded and killed two persons in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State. Eye witnesses said that the deceased persons were the driver of the tanker and a welder.

They said the tanker was loaded with diesel, but had one of its compartments broken down and a welder was called to repair it. ``While the welder was fixing the compartment, the tanker burst into flames and both the driver and the welder sustained severe burns and were rushed to the hospital where they died," an eye witness said.

Source dailytimes.com.ng

MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD HIGHWAY ACCIDENT: RESCUE WORK DELAYED AS OFFCIALS UNWARE OF TANKER CONTENTS (India)

January 29, 2014 Mumbai India

Unaware of the content of the fuel tanker, rescue work became even tedious for fire officials who arrived at the accident spot on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway following the collision between the tanker and luxury bus on early on Wednesday. The blaze aggravated when officials, unaware that it contained diesel, used water to douse it. Senior officials with the highway traffic police said that in the aftermath of this mishap, they plan to write to oil companies to have a rescue team ready at all hours so that immediate assistance is provided.
 
According to officials at the Manor police station, after the accident was reported to the police control around 1.45 am, two fire engines and four water tankers were rushed to the spot. They used water to douse the flame; however, the fire became more aggressive.
 
"We did not know what the tanker contained. The immediate response to fire is using water, but the flames got bigger and posed a threat to our lives as well. We contacted the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to know the tanker’s content, however, we could not get much help as their office was closed," said an official from the Manor police who did not wish to be named.
 
Officials said that this delayed the rescue work by at least 30 minutes. When the flames calmed a little, a police official read the chemical formula at the base of the tanker’s rear part and ascertained that it was diesel.

Read more.

GAS TANKER BLAST KILLS FIVE MONTH OLD BABY, INJURES 28 INJURED OTHERS (Ghana)

January 16, 2014 GHANA

Tanker fire in Ghana

Tanker fire in Ghana

Twenty eight people sustained severe burns while a five month old baby died when a gas tanker with registration number GE 6376 13 exploded at Kwahu Fodoa in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region.

Narrating the incident to Radio Ghana, the Municipal Fire Officer, Divisional Officer George Anim Frempong, said at about half past four in the morning, it was reported to their outfit that a gas tanker heading towards Kumasi had been involved in an accident near the New Faith Church at Fodoa.

In a bid to prevent any calamity, fire officers rushed to the scene and later called for reinforcement from the Kwahu South District Fire Station.

Read more.

A TANKER VALVE FROZE THURSDAY NIGHT, CAUSING A SPILL OF 1,500 GALLONS OF JET FUEL AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL (New York State)

January 31, 2014 Newark, NEW YORK USA

A valve on a jet-fuel tanker froze, causing a spill of some 1,500 gallons Thursday night, authorities said.

However, the spillage drained into a catch basin and was cleaned up shortly thereafter, they added.

The Allied Aviation truck was transporting jet fuel in the area of 116 Farm Fuel Road, when the valve to unload the fuel leaked, due to it being frozen, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The massive amount of fuel ran into a nearby catch basin – and didn’t make its way into any nearby sewers or other parts of the water infrastructure, Pentangelo added.

Read more and an alternate article.

TANKER ROLLS OVER ON DALTON HIGHWAY, 2,000 GALLONS OF FUEL SPILLED (Alaska)

February 13, 2014 Fairbanks Alaska USA

An Eggor fuel tanker crashed on a northern stretch of the Dalton Highway Tuesday night, rolling over and spilling more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadside.

The crash occurred at 11:24 p.m., when the truck veered from the road at 309.5 mile in the North Slope Borough. The tanker had been carrying several thousand gallons of diesel fuel from North Pole to Deadhorse.

The crash caused the truck's trailer to begin spilling its contents. Eggor estimated the volume of the spill at about 2,188.5 gallons, according to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC was alerted to the spill eight hours after the crash via its after-hours reporting line.

Shortly after the crash Big State Logistics arrived on scene and began emptying the trailer's remaining contents into an empty trailer, which then transported the leftover diesel to Deadhorse. The leaking trailer was also taken off-scene after being emptied.

Eggor and Colville have mobilized equipment and personnel to respond to the incident, and DEC had mobilized its own responder to oversee the cleanup.

Source newsminer.com/news/local_news/tanker-rolls-over-on-dalton-highway-gallons-of-fuel-spilled/article_a1f84988-94fb-11e3-831c-001a4bcf6878.html

TANKER CRASH SENDS FUEL INTO STREAM, CLOSES STATE ROUTE 104 (Ohio)

February 13, 2014 Ohio USA

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says part of State Route 104 will remain closed through Thursday after a tanker crash sent about 2,000 gallons of ethanol into a nearby stream.

The patrol says the commercial vehicle went off the road, struck a guardrail and overturned,. The patrol says the truck’s tanks was penetrated, sending the fuel into the stream.

Emergency management officials and the Environmental Protection Agency were at the site Thursday morning trying to contain and clean up the spill.

Source wosu.org/2012/news/2014/02/13/fuel-spill-closes-state-route-104-in-pickaway-county

2 DEAD IN FIERY HIGHWAY 63 CRASH SOUTH OF FORT MCMURRAY (Canada)

Highway 63 could be closed for most of the day

Tanker fire near Fort McMurray

Tanker fire near Fort McMurray

February 19, 2014 Fort McMurray Canada

A fiery crash on Highway 63 south of Fort McMurray killed two people and completely closed the busy highway for what could be the rest of the day.

Police say two transport trucks — one believed to be a tanker hauling diesel fuel — crashed head-on killing both drivers. 

At least four other vehicles including another tractor trailer and three pick-ups hit the ditch to avoid the crash, RCMP said. Nobody in those vehicles was hurt.

Brad Grainger, with the Fort McMurray fire department, said firefighters are letting one of the tractor trailers on fire burn out. No one other than the two victims was taken to hospital, Grainger said.

Roads were icy at the time.

Source cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/2-dead-in-fiery-highway-63-crash-south-of-fort-mcmurray-1.2543605

HWY 13 CLOSED AFTER FUEL TANKER ROLLS OVER, SPARKS FIRE (Colorado)

February 23, 2014 Garfield County, Colorado USA Colorado tanker fire

Highway 13 was shut down in both directions north of Rifle after a single fuel tanker rolled over. The accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the crash ignited a fire that spread into the nearby grass and woods.

As of 7 p.m. Sunday, deputies reported that the fire had been extinguished, but that Highway 13 remained closed.

They added that they except for the clean-up of spilled fuel and hazardous materials to take an extended amount of time.

Source kdvr.com/2014/02/23/hwy-13-closed-after-fuel-tanker-rolls-over-sparks-fire

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