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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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LOCATION No. TYPE
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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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JUNE 2014

CROIERG COMMITEE MEETING TO BE HELD IN CANBERRA ON JUNE 17TH 2014

The CROIERG Committee is scheduled to meet at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Sutton Road Training Complex on the Sutton Road Canberra on Tuesday June 17th starting at 10.30AM

Any members with matters for inclusion in the meeting agenda please contact the CROIERG Secretary:

Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

Phone 0428 627 777 or (02) 6226 1752

Postal PO Box 362 Yass NSW 2582

PRESENTATION TO THE CROIERG COMMITTEE ON INCIDENT REPORTING USING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

At the CROIERG Committee Meeting on June 17th there will be a presentation on a new approach to incident reporting using the latest in technology.

This innovative approach will be presented to committee members by:

  • Rob Armstrong of Bullseye Graphics P/L and;
  • Chris Gates of CSC Australia

CONSIGNORS & PRIME CONTRACTORS

(Definitions)

Requests are often received for information in regard to the ADG7 definitions for Consignor & Prime Contractor. We refer people to The Code where it is very clearly set out.

For the information of members (and others) below are the ADG7 extracts

1.2.1.2.3 Consignors (Regulation 1.2.15)

A person consigns dangerous goods for transport, and is the consignor of the goods, if:

(a) the person, with the person's authority, is named or otherwise identified in transport

documentation that complies with Chapter 11.1 of this Code as the consignor of the goods; or

(b) sub-clause (a) does not apply to the person or anyone else and the person:

(i) engages a prime contractor or rail operator, either directly or through an agent or other intermediary, to transport the goods; or

(ii) if sub-clause (i) does not apply, has possession of, or control over, the goods immediately before the goods are transported; or

(iii) if neither sub-clause (i) nor (ii) applies, loads a vehicle with the goods, for transport, at a place where dangerous goods are awaiting collection and that is unattended (except by the driver) during loading; or

(c) sub-clauses (a) and (b) do not apply to the person or anyone else and:

(i) the goods are imported into Australia; and

(ii) the person is the importer of the goods

1.2.1.2.11 Prime Contractor (Regulation 1.2.18)

A person is the prime contractor for the transport of dangerous or other goods by road if the person, in conducting a business for or involving the transport of dangerous goods by road, undertakes to be responsible, or is responsible, for the transport of the goods by road.

TRAINING COURSES

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

Expression of Interest Form [pdf]

Hole cutting training under director Tony Fonshaw

Hole cutting training under director Tony Fonshaw

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

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".
  • 5-DAY COURSE RESPONDERS & MANAGERS COMBINED

Managers Course

$1,800

Responders Course

$2,100 + $110 for Responder Card

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

$3,900 + $110 for Responder Card

BOOST FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FUEL SUPPLIES (SOUTH AUST)

May 1, 2014 Adelaide South Australia

A new Adelaide facility has lifted local fuel storage by 50 per cent, which will help spur economic growth across the state.

South Australia's fuel supplies are more secure following the opening of a new storage facility in Adelaide. Caltex Australia will supply petrol, diesel and biodiesel from the 85 million litre Pelican Point facility.

It was developed with a combined $100 million investment from Caltex, Terminals Pty Ltd and Flinders Ports, and will also allow larger fuel-carrying tankers to berth at Outer Harbor.

Caltex Australia general manager for supply chain Andrew Brewer says the extra capacity will lift total storage in Adelaide by about 50 per cent and help underpin the state's economic growth.

"Storage and shipping capacity constraints have contributed to a number of fuel shortages across Adelaide and South Australia over recent years, especially following weather-related disruptions to shipping movements into Port Adelaide," he said. "This facility is a very clear demonstration of our commitment to South Australia as it grows.

"We're investing alongside our customers so that industries such as mining, transport and agriculture can invest in the confidence that they have a safe and reliable supply of fuel."

The new facility is owned by Terminals Pty Ltd, with Caltex taking a 25-year lease to provide fuel to local service stations.

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AFTER MAJOR FUEL SPILL FORT DRUM REOPENS 'OASIS' (New York State)

May 13, 2014. Fort Drum, N.Y. USA

For the first time in eight years, Fort Drum is using its fuelling station on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

"It's a tactical type of mission that allows the aircraft to fuel while they're still running," Fort Drum Aviation Chief Joe White said. "They don't have to shut down the aircraft and restart the aircraft again. It saves a lot of time and a lot of effort."

"Oh this is beautiful," Fuel Support Operations NCOIC Sgt First Class Jason Boyer said. "This is definitely appropriate for the 10th Mountain Division. It's a state of the art system for a state of the art division."

Drum's 'Oasis' station had been shut down back in 2006 after it was learned that a massive amount of fuel had leaked into the soil and ground water. Initial estimations had it a couple hundred thousand gallons and a clean-up cost of $10,000,000. Those numbers have since jumped to some 550,000 gallons and $63,000,000.

"Obviously no one wants to do harm to the environment," Fort Drum Environmental Chief James Miller. "This is environmentally a very bad thing that's happened for a spill like this. But also economically it is enormously expensive."

But while the numbers have fluctuated, the clean-up hasn't. The estimated 10 years is just about on schedule.

The last couple have seen the post installing a new $14,000,000 fuel pumping system that it calls the Cadillac of systems, complete with secondary containment systems to catch any spills and detectors that can sense spills of less than a gallon.

Read more.

FUEL TANKER JUMPS RED LIGHT, WHACKS PHUKET COP'S CAR (Thailand)

May 17, 2014 Phuket Thailand

May 17, 2014 Phuket Thailand

Tanker and Car in Phuket

An 18-wheel fuel tanker today (April 17) collided with a car after the truck went through a red light at the Tesco-Lotus intersection on the bypass.

Unfortunately for the driver of the Saha Oil Transport tanker, the car he hit belonged to Police Capt. Supawit Suwanpirom, who was driving from Samkong to Thung Thong Police Station. Fortunately, no one was injured.

"I was coming down the slope [from the north] when I saw the light change to flashing amber but I couldn't brake in time. You can see from the tyre marks," the truck driver told The Phuket News, declining to give his name and walking away.

"The light was green and I was driving as usual, said Capt. Supawit. "He ran through the red light and crashed into my car." Distressed at the damage, Capt. Supawit ordered traffic police to get a sample of the truck driver's urine.

Source thephuketnews.com/fuel-tanker-jumps-red-light-whacks-phuket-cop%E2%80%99s-car-45735.php#sthash.gxgsl8wB.dpuf

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA TRAIN DERAILMENT SPILLS CRUDE OIL INTO JAMES RIVER (Virginia)

Some 300 people in the area were evacuated, no injuries reported

April 3, 2014 Lynchburg Virginia USA

Train derailment and fire in Virginia

Train derailment and fire in Virginia

Several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River in downtown Lynchburg, Va., leading to the evacuation of nearby buildings, but no injuries, city officials said.

The city on its website and Twitter posted that firefighters on the scene made the decision to let the fire burn out and urged motorists and pedestrians to avoid the area. It tweeted that the tanker cars were carrying crude oil and that three or four of them were breached. The city said 13 or 14 tanker cars were involved in the derailment.

The train with about 15 cars was travelling from Chicago to Virginia when it derailed, CSX said in a statement. It did not say where the train was headed. The railroad operator said it is "responding fully, with emergency response personnel, safety and environmental experts, community support teams and other resources."

The National Transportation Safety said it is sending investigators to the scene.

Read more.

MAN SERIOUSLY BURNED AFTER POWER DRILL STARTS FIRE IN BOAT IN DARWIN SUBURB OF NIGHTCLIFF (Northern Territory)

April 20, 2014 Darwin Northern Territory

A Darwin man is being treated in hospital for severe burns after he accidentally ignited litres of fuel with a spark from a power drill.

The 29-year-old amateur fisherman was working on his tinnie at his Nightcliff home when the fire started.

Police told the NT News he had filled the bottom of boat with petrol and had been trying to drain it into jerry cans when he began using the drill.

"The man filled the boat up with about 50 litres or so (of petrol), but instead of putting it in the fuel valve he put it through the rod holder," Constable Karen Gossow told the newspaper.

"He soon realised it hadn't gone in the fuel tank but under the hole." She said he was using the drill to undo some screws to get into the flooring when a spark set the fuel alight.Patient being loaded in Careflight chopper

The man's parents moved him into a shower to cool his burns, drawing praise from paramedics. Craig Garraway from St John Ambulance says it is important to act fast when helping burns victims. "The first thing is obviously ring triple-0, get help there as quickly as possible," he said.

"[Then] get someone in and cool their burns as best you can. And hopefully the ambulance will be there very quickly and be able to assist and get the patient to the hospital very quickly."

The man was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital and was then flown in a Careflight jet to Melbourne's Alfred Hospital for further treatment.

Acting Superintendent Bob Harrison says the incident is a reminder to Territorians to be careful around flammable substances. "Any time you're dealing with fuel of any sort - it's a very volatile substance," he said.

"You've got to be so careful when you're dealing with sparks and flames around fuel. You don't know what's going to happen."

Source abc.net.au/news/2014-04-20/man-seriously-burned-after-power-drill-starts-fire-in-boat/5400490

OVERTURNED TANKER POSTPONES EMERGENCY RESPONDER DRILL (Illinois)

April 25, Perry County, Illinois USA

An emergency responder drill in Perry County was postponed Wednesday morning so crews could respond to a real emergency. Route 51 in Perry County was shut down Wednesday morning after a tanker truck overturned.
It happened near Kimzey Road south of Tamaroa around 9 a.m. No one was hurt.

Fire crews on the scene say when the truck started to go off the road, the driver overcorrected and the tanker flipped.

The truck was making deliveries of fuel and firefighters say there are still thousands more gallons of fuel in the tank. Part of the clean-up involves the trucking company transferring that fuel to another truck.

Read more and view a video.

FOUR VEHICLES BURNT AS PETROL TANKER EXPLODES IN LAGOS (Nigeria)

May 2, 2014 Lagos Nigeria

A sizeable stretch of Admiralty Way in Lekki Phase1 area of Lagos got burnt early yesterday morning, following the fuel spilled by a petrol tanker which fell and caught fire.

The explosion occurred close to a place where several car hire cars were parked, with their owners staying close to them.

It was learnt that the driver of the tanker, who was reported to be sleeping on the wheel, lost control of the vehicle which skidded off its lane, ramped into concrete in the median and fell, spilling its contents

The inferno that trailed the crash razed to ashes four vehicles parked close to the scene of the accident and the tanker with foreign registration number, BS 111FR.

However, the driver of the ill-fated tanker was reported to have escaped the fire which destroyed the portion it spilled its contents and there were no casualties.

A boat parked close to the scene of the crash miraculously survived the raving fire, which almost spread to some houses in the area.

An eyewitness, who said the incident occurred about 6 am, explained: "The driver was on speed and lost control but before he knew what was happening, the tanker had already caught fire

Read more.

ROLLOVER TIES UP QE2 (Canada)

May 2 Airdrie Alberta Canada

Tanker on its side in Airdrie Canada

Tanker on its side in Airdrie Canada

A tanker truck rollover in the southbound lanes of the QE2 near Cross Iron Mills mall had traffic backed up during the afternoon of May 2.

Police reduced the highway to one lane on the southbound side of the highway while crews cleaned up the oil spilled by the tanker truck after it was involved in a two-vehicle collision.

According to Constable Darrin Turnbull of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit, the collision took place between the tanker and a car when one of the vehicles attempted a lane change.

"We're not exactly sure who is at fault in regards to the lane change yet. We're investigating," said Turnbull.

As a result of the lane change, the car was pushed into the guardrail and came back off the rail, into the tanker. The tanker was then turned on its side and started leaking motor oil, according to Turnbull.

Read more.

REAR-END CRASH INVOLVING FUEL TANKER SPARKS FIRE (Michigan)

Firefighters spray down tanker

Firefighters spray down tanker

Firefighters at work

Firefighters at work

May 5, 2014 Livingston, Michigan USA

A rear-end crash this morning resulted in both a passenger car and tanker truck igniting, closing an off-ramp of Interstate 96 in Brighton Township. As of noon, emergency crews remained on scene at Kensington Road and were looking for the driver of the passenger car who may have fled the scene.

Chief Michael O'Brian of the Brighton Area Fire Department said preliminary investigation indicates the driver of a westbound I-96 Pontiac Grand Prix rear-ended a fuel tanker truck belonging to Thompson Oil Company of Pontiac when exiting onto the Kensington Road ramp around 10:30 a.m. The impact caused both vehicles to ignite.

"The back of the truck has disbursement lines, so obviously with that high speed impact and flammable liquid" the crash impact caused the fire, O'Brian said.

The passenger car stopped near I-96 while the tanker truck stopped about half-way up the ramp.

Read more.

NY STAGES FIRE TRAINING DRILL FOR FUEL SPILLS (New York State)

May 7, 2014 Albany New York State USA

While the Cuomo administration steps up firefighter training in preparation for any potential oil train disaster, at least one community group is sceptical the effort will protect residents near rail lines from crude oil explosions and fires.

Albany firefighters Wednesday hosed foam on propane-fuelled flames shooting from a tanker rigged as a training prop behind the city's trash recycling plant, as part of a two-day emergency preparedness exercise.

James Cable of the state Division of Homeland Security said the drill was one of dozens held around the state each year to train for fires involving flammable liquids, including ethanol, gasoline, and now crude oil shipped by rail from North Dakota's Bakken Shale to coastal refineries.

The federal government says nine oil train derailments have occurred in the U.S. and Canada since March of last year. The latest was last week, when a CSX train carrying Bakken crude derailed in Lynchburg, Virginia, sending three tank cars into a river and shooting flames into the air. No one was injured.

In the past two years, Albany's port on the Hudson River has become a major hub for rail and barge shipments of Bakken crude. Mile-long trains of oil tankers moving through densely populated neighborhoods have raised concerns among residents and local officials. They fear a fiery derailment like the ones seen elsewhere in the past year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken steps to address the danger posed by oil trains, including increasing emergency preparedness training, conducting more inspections of train cars and tracks, and calling for tougher regulations from the federal government.

But some Albany residents observing Wednesday's drill were sceptical.

"There's no preparation they can do for an oil train explosion," Susan Weber of People of Albany United for Safe Energy said. "The only thing they can do is respond after the fact and sweep up the dust from the burned bodies."

Read more.

TANKER ROLLS IN SW COLORADO, SPILLS 8000 GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL (Colorado)

Tanker rollover in Colorado

Tanker rollover in Colorado

May 7, 2014 San Miguel County, Colorado USA.

A tanker truck rolled on Highway 141 in south western Colorado on Wednesday morning, spilling its load.

The tanker truck rolled in an area called Slick Rock, according to San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters. Slick Rock is about 60 miles northwest of Cortez, Colo. and 45 miles northeast of Monticello, Utah.

Masters said on Twitter that the tanker was carrying 8,000 gallons of crude oil and 100 percent of it leaked. The driver, identified as Bob Westrom, was seriously injured.

Read more.

ORANGE CENTRE SCHOOL BUS, FUEL TRUCK COLLIDE SOUTH OF FRESNO (California)

Tanker and School Bus crash in Fresno

Tanker and School Bus crash in Fresno

May 12, 2014 Fresno Orange County California

A fuel truck smashed into a school bus carrying about three dozen children south of Fresno on Monday afternoon - but, luckily, there were no critical injuries reported.

There were 35 to 40 students on the bus from Orange Centre Elementary School District, said California Highway Patrol Sgt Joseph Bianchi. About 25 students sustained minor to moderate injuries, as did the two drivers, officials said. The students ranged in age from 6 to 14, said Daniel Lynch, Fresno County Emergency Medical Services director. The crash happened just before 2 p.m. near Central and Elm avenues.

Bianchi said the tanker was westbound on Central when it came to a stop sign at Elm. After coming to a halt, the tanker, carrying about 3,000 gallons of diesel, pulled in front of the bus, which was northbound on Elm and did not have a stop.

The intersection was closed for a quarter-mile in each direction while the fuel was siphoned into another tanker. The intersection was reopened about 9 p.m. Monday.

Linda Dominguez, business manager at Orange Centre Elementary School District, said the bus was carrying Orange Centre students home. She said parents were notified and some went to the scene. "The bus looks pretty mangled and the truck that was involved looked pretty damaged," she said.

Read more and view a video: http://www.modbee.com/2014/05/12/3336740/truck-school-bus-collide-south.html#storylink=cpy

N.C. 87 REOPENS AFTER TANKER TRUCK WRECK LEAVES ONE DEAD TUESDAY (North Carolina)

May 20, 2014 Hope Mills North Carolina USATanker that clipped pickup truck

Daniel Mitchell Coleman was no stranger to N.C.87.

The 68-year-old Fair Bluff man had driven a tanker truck back and forth on the highway between South Carolina and Fayetteville twice a day five days a week for years.

He'd never had an accident that his employer had ever heard of. Until Tuesday.

Shortly before sunrise, Coleman was on N.C. 87 near Hope Mills heading back to South Carolina after loading his truck in Fayetteville with 7,800 gallons of diesel fuel. He'd passed Sand Hill Road on the right and was nearing Blossom Road on the other side of the divided four-lane highway.

He had about 60 miles more to go.

But he wasn't figuring on a pickup being parked on the left side of the southbound lanes, 18inches of it still in the road.

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