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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
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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October 2015

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER CANBERRA TRAING COURSES ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED

MELBOURNE TRAINING COURSES ON OCTOBER 26TH TO OCTOBER 30TH, 2015

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CROIERG YEAR 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) DATE SET FOR TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17TH IN YASS NSW

nullThe CROIERG Year 2015 Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held at the Yass Soldiers Club, 86 Meehan Street Yass NSW on Tuesday November 17th 2015 starting at 10.30AM.

We would really appreciate as many member company representatives as possible being present at the AGM to assist us to plan the future directions for the CROIERG Group.

Formal AGM Notices etc will be distributed to the membership by Mail closer to the meeting date

BULK TANKER TRAINING COURSES - INTRODUCTORY VIDEO

Have a look at this short video on the importance of training for industry emergency response

The large scale Bulk Tanker Emergency Exercise conducted at the Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) Canberra in January by Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) was especially filmed for ongoing emergency response training purposes by the various emergency services and industry

The result a really first class production!

This video with a 20 minute time-frame is scheduled for national distribution within the emergency services organisations.

The video displays a strong emphasis on the importance of the "Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card"

There will also be an industry launch

View an introductory version of the video (3-minute duration)

For more information on the CROIERG Training Courses go to the following link.

NBTA ANNUAL BULK TANKER DAY HELD IN MELBOURNE ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

2015 A BIG SUCCESS

CROIERG CHAIRMAN PAUL PULVER HELPS IN PLANNING OF EMERGENCY EXERCISE

CFA Firefighter in action
CFA Firefighter in action

CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver, representing Ron Finemore Transport, played a major role in co-ordinating the emergency exercise at the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) Annual Bulk Tanker Day held at Sandown Racecourse in Melbourne on September 30, 2015.

NBTA CEDO Rob Perkins said he was very pleased with the large attendance on the day and the interest shown in the various aspects. Especially the practical emergency exercise and the appreciated the efforts if the Country Fire Authority (CFA) of Victoria in this area

The exercise was overseen and explained to attendees by Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) Deputy Commissioner Rob McNeil, who strongly emphasised the importance of having people qualified to hold the Bulk Tanker Emergency Responder Card by completing the CROIERG/TISC Training Courses

Rob McNeil, Gavin Freeman, Paul Pulver & Roger Van Cornwall
Rob McNeil, Gavin Freeman, Paul Pulver & Roger Van Cornwall

There was a special emphasis placed on ethanol fires and the challenges that they provide to fire-fighters. The practical demonstration showed the difference in the burning of ethanol compared to the burning of petrol and diesel products.

The CROIERG website has two first class publications on Ethanol in the Members Area

The CROIERG training partner Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) of Canberra and CROIERG made presentation to the Bulk Tanker Day attendees on TERP’s (Transport Emergency Response Plans).

CFA Firefighters and CROIERG member TransPacific trailer
CFA Firefighters and CROIERG member TransPacific trailer

TISC Presenter, experienced trainer, Roger Van Cornwall and CROIERG Chairman Paul Pulver made the joint presentation and adopted a Responsible Care approach, strongly emphasising the points required for the successful implementation of a TERP and highlighting the mandatory aspects of this very important part of emergency response planning, from an industry perspective

A PowerPoint Presentation on TERP’s can be viewed by going to the link below: -

PowerPoint Presentation NBTA Melb Sept 2015

EMERGENCY PLANS

CROIERG has again received requests on clarification of Emergency Plans and the Australian Dangerous Goods Codes requirement. Two since the Bulk Tanker Day!

(Note ADG7 and the Regulations are both available on this website in the Member’s Area. See the L/Hand menus

One again here is the extract from The ADG7 Regulations: -

14.2.2 Emergency plans

(1) In this {clause}:

emergency plan, for the transport of a placard load, means a written plan, for dealing with any dangerous situation arising from the transport of the goods, that is prepared having regard

to any guidelines approved by the Australian Transport Council.

(2) A prime contractor or rail operator must not transport a placard load if the prime contractor or rail operator does not have an emergency plan for the transport of the goods.

Offence provision.

(3) A person must not consign a placard load for transport if the person does not have an emergency plan for the transport of the goods. (14.5, amd/2)

Offence provision.

{(4) An offence against {subclause} (2) or (3) is an offence of strict liability.}

Note: -

The Guidelines referred to in this extract were approved by the Australian Transport Council many years ago and the old furphy of they are still awaiting approval is completely wrong

The TERP Guidelines are available on this website in the Member’s Area (L/H Menu)

Or go to the link below

FIRST CLASS EMERGENCY RESPONSE CHARTS AVAILABLE

These response charts are the best available

You simply won’t find any better!

The CROIERG First Class Emergency Response Chart "A DISCIPLINED APPROACH TO EMEGENCY RESPONSE" is again available for members purchase

These charts are from the world class response information made available to CROIERG by our Canadian cousins and we are very grateful for this inter country industry co-operation

The charts are 600mm x 385mm and provide a very effective guide in how to manager an incident such as a tanker rollover in a co-ordinated manner

With each chart purchased we will also make available the publication A Disciplined Approach to Emergency Response and a Power Point Presentation on using the charts

They are available in:

  1. ALUPANEL for $69.00 (inc GST & Delivery) or:
  2. CORFLUTEE FOR $49.00 (inc GST & Delivery)

For more information or to place an order please contact the CROIERG Secretary: -

Phone 0428 627 777

Email eejoconn@bigpond.net.au

Postal CROIERG PO Box 362 YASS NSW 2582

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DRIVER ESCAPES FUEL TANKER WHICH ROLLED AND CAUGHT FIRE IN KIMBERLEY (West Aust)

September 17, 2015 Perth West Aust

Remains of triple road train in WA
Remains of triple road train in WA

A truck driver had a lucky escape after a fuel tanker rolled and burst into flames in WA’s Kimberley.

WA Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called to the triple road train rollover about 7.30pm on Wednesday.

The crash occurred on the Great Northern Highway, about 100km east of Derby and 150km west of Fitzroy Crossing.

Great Northern Highway remains closed in both directions between Derby Highway/Fitzroy Crossing turn off and Fitzroy Crossing.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Source perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/driver-escapes-fuel-tanker-which-rolled-and-caught-fire-in-kimberley/story-fnhocxo3-1227531320944

KOORAGANG ISLAND FIRE RAISES CONCERN OVER LACK OF EMERGENCY PLAN (NSW)

August 25, 2015 Newcastle NSW

Investigations are underway into an industrial fire on Newcastle's Kooragang Island that at one stage had firefighters so concerned they evacuated the immediate fire zone.

The blaze broke out in a new piece of machinery at the HiFert factory just before 06:00am (AEST) yesterday, and when fire crews arrived, thick smoke was pouring from the building.

A spokesman for Fire and Rescue says confusion over whether the building contained explosives meant crews were directed to leave until the materials could be confirmed.

Ten different stations attended, including a specialist foam appliance from Busby in Sydney and fire crews left the site just before 1:00pm (AEST).

Chair of the Stockton Community Action group Kate Johnson said residents living nearby are still in the dark about what happened on the island. She said evacuations in an area where large volumes of ammonium nitrate are stored are a major concern.

"I mean we all know what's over there and that's what we have been worried about for years that there could be something that could happen with the ammonium nitrate," she said.

"That is exactly what we do worry about. "We worry about exactly the same thing. "However the residents yet again, I don't know whether they were considered. "I mean I still don't know. "We haven't heard anything."

The incident has raised concerns among surrounding residents that despite serious chemical leaks on Kooragang Island in 2011, the city is still waiting for an emergency precinct plan.

Mayfield resident’s group spokesman, John Hayes said government agencies cannot pass the buck on the issue any longer.

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THREE GROUPS WILL USE $5.9 MILLION TO TRAIN FIREFIGHTERS FOR OIL TRAINS (USA)

August 29, 2015 Omaha Nebraska USA

nullThree groups will receive $5.9 million in federal grants to train first responders to handle railroad incidents involving crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids.

The U.S. Transportation Department announced the grants Monday.

Concerns have been growing about these shipments because the number has surged, and there have been several fiery derailments involving crude oil in recent years.

Railroads carried about 500,000 carloads last year, up from 9,500 in 2008.

The worst derailment happened in July 2013 and killed 47 people in a small Canadian city just across the U.S.-Canada border from Maine.

Officials estimate the grants will pay for training for roughly 25,000 firefighters, police and other responders nationwide.

Source fireengineering.com/ap-news/2015/09/28/3-groups-will-use-5-9m-to-train-firefighters-for-oil-trains.html?cmpid=EnlFireEngWeeklySeptember292015&eid=293156770&bid=1189128

SOUTH SUDAN OIL TANKER BLAST KILLS 170 (South Sudan)

September 18, 2015 Maridi South Sudan

At least 170 people have been killed after an oil tanker exploded in South Sudan, officials say.

The tanker had veered off the road in Maridi, Western Equatoria state, and local residents were siphoning off the fuel when the vehicle exploded, they said.

At least 50 people are reported to have been injured.

Local hospitals have been overwhelmed, and state officials have appealed to the Red Cross and the UN for help.

The tanker was travelling from the capital Juba and was close to Maridi, some 250km (155 miles) away, when it came off the road and overturned.

Maradi county commissioner Wilson Thomas Yanga told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme that while the driver went to the nearest town to get help, local residents had descended on the tanker to collect some of the petrol it contained.

He said it was not yet clear what caused the explosion.

Mr Yanga confirmed the death toll had risen to 176, and said officials feared the true number of wounded was not yet known as many may have fled the scene.

Doctors and medical staff were flying in from across the country to help with the emergency, he added.

Local doctor Chandi Savior told Radio Tamazuj that they were low on supplies of basics such as oxygen and pain killers.

He said many people had arrived with burns and they were "not really able to calm down this pain".

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TANKER INVOLVED IN ROLLOVER CRASH; CARRYING APPROXIMATELY 7,800 GALLONS OF ETHANOL (Oklahoma)

September 1, 2015 Jenks, Oklahoma USA

Police, firefighters, hazmat crews and a remediation team are investigating a rollover accident involving a tanker in Jenks.

The crash, which occurred before sunrise Tuesday, involves a tanker that was preparing to drop fuel at ConocoPhillips near 101st and Elwood.

Because of a shift in weight, according to Tulsa Fire Department Public Information Officer Stan May, the tanker overturned.

The tanker has 7,800 gallons of ethanol on it. None of the fuel spilled onto the roadway, but officials are keeping an eye on it.

A remediation team will work to safely remove the fuel, and the truck will eventually be removed

Read more and view a video.

FUEL TANKER BURNS IN VALLEY, DIVERTS FAIR-GOING MOTORISTS (Alaska)

September 4, 2015 Almer Alaska USA

Burning tanker in Alaska
Burning tanker in Alaska

A fuel tanker flipped near the interchange of the Parks and Glenn highways Friday afternoon in a fiery accident that diverted traffic headed to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.

No one was injured but more than 6,000 gallons of gasoline spilled and burned, authorities say.

The fire started around 12:15 p.m. after a tire blew as the Fisher’s Fuel truck rounded a curve on the Palmer off ramp, according to Brittany Lais, a manager at the company's Big Lake office. The truck was carrying 10,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline, she said.

The rear trailer rolled over and caught fire, Lais said. The company doesn’t yet know what caused the accident.

The driver followed protocol and immediately detached his truck and the first attached tanker and drove it a distance away from the rear tanker, she said. He was unhurt but "pretty shaken up."

The tank began venting its load of 6,200 gallons of gasoline, officials say.

Scores of Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency crews stayed back initially to let the fuel escape, then started spraying foam on the fire. The fire was extinguished around 2 p.m.

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VAN-TANKER COLLISION DEVOURS NINE LIVES (Pakistan)

August 28, 2015 Punjab Pakistan

Nine persons including four women and a girl were killed in a collision between a van and oil-tanker on Mithial-Pindigheb Road, almost 32 km away from Jand and 60 km away from Attock.

Three others sustained multiple injuries in the accident occurred in the jurisdiction of Basal police on Tuesday.

Police said that the van driver was trying to reach the passengers waiting at Mithial Chowk when a speeding oil-tanker, coming from the opposite direction, suddenly rammed into it.

The van fell into a trench, as a result eight persons died on the spot while one more succumbed to injuries in THQ Hospital, Jand. The Pindigheb-bound van was on the way Mithial when met the accident.

According to hospital sources, condition of the injured is precarious

Source nation.com.pk/national/26-Aug-2015/van-tanker-collision-devours-nine-lives

ETHANOL TANKER CARS DERAIL, CATCH FIRE NEAR SCOTLAND (South Dakota)

September 21, 2015 Scotland South Dakota USA

Fire crews hose down derailed tanker cars in South Dakota (Sept 21 2015)
Fire crews hose down derailed tanker cars in South Dakota (Sept 21 2015)

98-car train partially derailed early Saturday, leaving a bridge toppled and tanker cars scattered across a rural pasture.

Seven cars of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad train derailed and three leaked their cargo at about 6:15 a.m. in rural Scotland. Neither of the two BNSF crew members on the freight train were injured. After derailment, an unknown amount of the ethanol leaked from the tankers onto a pasture and fire spread along an adjacent creek bed.

"There was a pretty good fireball coming out of one of the tanker cars," Scotland Fire Chief Mike Mehrer said. Some details of the derailment, such as how many tankers caught fire, are still under investigation by BNSF staff. The cause of the incident remains unknown.

Read more and view a video.

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