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TRAINING

Enhanced Environmental & Emergency Services, Inc. (E-3) stands ready to help you with any of your training needs. We offer a variety of classes throughout our service area, many of which are described for you below. E-3 can also custom tailor any fire, rescue, hazmat, oil spill scenarios and drills to fit your company’s individual needs. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Mike Gettinger at 601-278-7835, email michael@e3response.com

Training

 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide Public and Private sector emergency response personnel with safety and technical support including but not limited to: municipal fire departments, regional response teams, industrial response teams, marine and industrial fire brigades, and the various state and federal agencies for the protection of life, property and the environment.  To offer continuously improving quality-oriented education and technology programs that include a wide range of specialized safety and hazardous materials curriculums.  Our belief is that each trained individual is essential to any emergency response team or a municipal fire department’s ability to respond to an incident.
 

Training Programs

Hazardous Materials Training – Emergency Response 29CFR 1910.120
  • 8-Hour First Responder – 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(i) “Awareness Level”
    This course is designed for individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release. It is also recommended for personnel at the administrative or management level within occupations that have a potential to be involved with a hazardous materials incident. Training includes an introduction to the regulations and standards that apply to hazardous materials and assessing the threat posed by a release.
  • 24-Hour First Responder – 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) “Operations Level”
    This training builds on the information established in the 8-hour training. It is designed for individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials as part of an organized response team for the purpose of protecting human life, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. Individuals will be trained to respond in a defensive fashion.
  • 40-Hour Hazmat First Responder – 29CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) & (q)(6)(iii) “Technician Level”
    This course is designed for individuals who assume a more aggressive role than personnel trained to the operational level and respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release and taking control of the incident or for personnel who will be assigned to a hazardous waste cleanup site involving known or unknown hazardous materials.  Individuals will receive training in chemical/toxicological terms and definitions, fire extinguisher use, air monitoring equipment, the proper selection and use of personal protective equipment, plugging patching containment and confinement procedures.In addition individuals will receive training in hazard evaluation, maintaining and decontaminating personal protective equipment, hazards and precautions associated with working in both hot and cold environments and the use and interpretation of a site-specific safety plan.  An emphasis is placed on high-hazard operations such as confined space entry, drum handling, sampling, excavations and hazardous material transfer operations.
  • 24-Hour Hazmat Transportation – 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(iv) “Specialist Level”
    This course is a three (3) day OSHA 29CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(iv) compliant Highway Transportation Emergency Response/Transfer Specialist level training class for members of the first response and contractor community. This course focuses on the specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a highway incident involving HazMat Emergencies. Students are provided with detailed technical information on highway cargo tanks, intermodal portable tanks, and freight vans design and construction, as well as non-bulk packaging, and compressed gas cylinders. The students are trained to be proficient in hazard recognition and mitigation techniques for highway transportation incidents, transfer procedures, grounding and bonding, and safety considerations, including extensive hands-on practice of actions and responses to simulated HazMat incidents.
HazMat Incident Management
  • The Incident Command System is used to manage a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency situations. It can be used well for both small and large situations. The system has considerable internal flexibility.  It can grow or shrink to meet different needs. This makes it a very cost effective and efficient management system.
  • The course meets the OSHA HAZWOPER 29CFR1910.120(e)&(q)(6)(v) standard for command level training.
  • The purpose of this class is to help those personnel who by law or chance find themselves performing the duties of a Hazardous Materials Incident Commander understand those duties, responsibilities, and liabilities so that they can effectively coordinate and integrate all phases of the incident.
  • IF YOU DO NOT MANAGE THE INCIDENT, IT WILL MANAGE YOU!!
  • The Certified Emergency Service Instructors have all served as the Incident Commander at various fire/rescue or hazmat incidents.
  • These instructors teach from a perspective that no manual can make up for, REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE!
HAZCOM Training 29CFR 1910.1200

Information and training is a critical part of the hazard communication program. Information regarding hazards and protective measures are provided to workers through written labels and material safety data sheets. Through the effective information and training provided by E-3 instructors students will learn to read and understand such information, determine how it can be obtained and used in their own workplaces, and understand the risks of exposure to the chemicals in their workplaces as well as the ways to protect themselves. It is our belief that a properly conducted training program will ensure comprehension and understanding and it is not sufficient to either just read material to the students, or simply hand them material to read. E-3 Hazcom training creates a climate where students feel free to ask questions which helps to ensure that the information is understood. E-3 will customize Hazcom training for your employees always remembering that the underlying purpose of the hazard communication program is to reduce the incidence of chemical source illnesses and injuries.

DOT General Training
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Training
    Current U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations require training and refresher training (every three years) for all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Any employee who works in a shipping, receiving or material handling area or who may be involved in preparing or transporting hazardous materials is required to have training.

    General HMR Training (Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H) is delivered in a 8 to16 hour format and contains the following training: The Hazardous Materials Table, Shipping Papers, Marking and Labeling, Placarding, Packaging, Security Awareness and Carrier Requirements

    Hazmat Employees with specific duties may receive: General Awareness/Familiarization, Function-Specific (one or more of the modules) Safety training and Security Awareness training. Delivery is customized to the needs of the Hazmat employer.

  • Hazardous Materials First Responder/Technician Level Air Monitoring
    This 8 to 16 –hour course is delivered by knowledgeable instructors that have used the various instruments in the field on HAZMAT sites and is intended for those first responders mandated by law or called on by necessity to prepare for and respond to emergency incidents that involve hazardous materials. The hazards of contaminated atmospheres can exist at any hazardous materials site. Air monitoring at such incidents is important for a number of reasons. It helps the emergency responder verify what chemicals and hazards are present, and it helps the incident commander assess potential effects on the community and the environment. It also helps in determining what health and safety precautions the emergency responder should take. Both OSHA and NFPA have established standards that require hazmat technicians to be able to operate monitoring equipment, interpret readings, and carry out field maintenance, testing and calibration checks.

    Course description: This program, which studies basic monitoring instruments and sampling procedures used in emergency response, is designed to provide training to emergency responders who carry out atmospheric sampling activities when a hazardous materials incident occurs. This course describes the different types of contaminated atmospheres and explains the associated risks and hazards of each. A review of basic toxicology, chemical terms and definitions, and the use of resources such as MSDSs, the Emergency Response Guide Book and the NIOSH pocket guide WISER and CAMEO help form a foundation for the student. This class takes an objective look at the basic instruments currently used by emergency responders explaining that these instruments must be portable, durable and easy to operate. The course clarifies the difference between direct reading instruments, which sample and analyze on-site conditions and air sampling media in which contaminants are collected at the site and analyzed in a lab. The various factors, which can affect instrument readings, are explained.

    Monitoring priorities for the incident commander are outlined with the suggestion that radiation hazards and flammable atmospheres pose the greatest risks. Responders are warned that readings are not precise until analyzed at a lab and are cautioned that monitoring activities must continue throughout the entire incident because atmospheric conditions can change rapidly. This class takes a closer look at the primary air monitoring devices explaining the purpose of each and showing how they work, how to interpret readings and how to avoid common problems. The concept of intrinsically safe equipment (equipment recognized as safe by testing laboratories for use in flammable atmospheres) is illustrated. This course explains the calibration of instruments, reference gases and how and when to perform calibration checks. The student will be instructed how to conduct monitoring to get accurate readings and how an oxygen-deficient or oxygen-enriched atmosphere and other factors will affect results. Students will also be instructed how each instrument must be maintained and how to avoid damage. Specific information for the different types of instruments is given.

    The types of instruments covered include: Combustible gas indicators, Radiation monitors, pH meters, Colorimetric tubes, Photo Ionization Detectors (PID), Oxygen meters, Toxic gas detectors, and Combination meters. The students are instructed in safe and correct HAZMAT monitoring operations during a hands-on monitoring skills module using specific instruments and live agents and wearing personal protective equipment in a controlled environment to instruct them in the principles behind their operation.

Confined Space Entry, Lock-out/Tag-out & Rescue Awareness

This 8-Hour Confined Space Entry, Lo/To, Fall Protection & Rescue Awareness Training is delivered in accordance with OSHA 29CFR1910.146(g)(h)(i)(j), 1910.147(c)(7), 1926.503(a) & NFPA 1670 7.2 and is designed to help general industry comply with OSHA’s standard for Permit-Required Confined Spaces and OSHA’s standard for Lock-out/Tag-out issues. Confined Space entry and Rescue awareness training includes the following subjects: Hazard recognition, Classification of confined spaces, Posting and Labeling of confined spaces, Permitting procedures, Pre-entry procedures, Air Monitoring, Ventilation of Confined Spaces, Entry procedures and Rescue equipment and considerations. The Control of Hazardous Energy Source Standard (29 CFR 1910.147), which is more commonly known as the Lockout/Tagout Standard, is a Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) program, and is designed to prevent the unexpected startup, or energizing, of machinery and equipment during service and maintenance operations which could cause injury to employees. Training includes: identifying energy sources, written Lock-out Tag-out programs, equipment, employee classifications, steps in typical lock-out tag-out procedures, multiple lock-out, testing and positioning, exemptions to lock-out tag-out standards, inspections, outside personnel, shift changes and lock-out tag-out checklists. Fall Protection is discussed as it relates to 29 CFR 1926.503(a) which includes: The nature of fall hazards in the work area; The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used; The use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used; The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when this system is used; The correct procedures for the handling and storage of equipment and materials and the erection of overhead protection; and The role of employees in fall protection plans.

Rescue Training
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED Training
    The first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated external defibrillator (AED) training program is designed to prepare individuals to respond to injuries and sudden illnesses that may arise in the workplace and to provide basic care until advanced emergency medical personnel arrive.
  • Rope Rescue
    This 40-hour course is designed as an introduction to high-angle rescue. It will provide the individual with a safe environment to learn proper techniques for anchor identification, knots, lowering systems, hauling systems, belaying techniques, patient packaging, repelling, and gaining access to victims in a post fall arrest scenario. It is a platform for building confidence in both individuals and teams preparing them for elevated rescue, high-angle situations and confined space rescue technician training. This course addresses High-Angle Pope Rescue Standards, rescue preplanning, rescue equipment (hardware & software), accessory equipment, rope construction and care, rescue knot tying and application, anchoring techniques, belaying techniques, lowering systems, hauling systems, patient packaging, and victim removal from elevated rescue situations.
  • Confined Space Rescue
    • Confined Space Rescue Technician training is in accordance with OSHA 29CFR1910.146(k) and NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents
      This 40-hour Confined Space Rescue Technician level course is designed to provide the emergency response team member who also has rescue responsibilities, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform a rescue from a confined space using ropes and associated rescue hardware and software. The course consists of classroom lectures and practical field exercises with the major emphasis place upon hands-on practical exercises that represent real-life rescue scenarios, and a written exam. This course addresses confined space standards, rescue preplanning, lock-out/tag-out, ventilation, air monitoring, protective clothing, rescue equipment (hardware & software), accessory equipment, rope construction and care, rescue knot tying and application, anchoring techniques, belaying techniques, lowering systems, hauling systems, patient packaging, patient removal from confined spaces, and the proper selection and use of supplied-air breathing apparatus.
    • Confined Space Rescue Technician Refresher in accordance with OSHA 29CFR1910.146(k)
      OSHA requires annual refesher training in the skills needed to competently and safely perform a confined space rescue which should include an actual rescue scenario. This course is designed to met and exceed those requirements and keep the students rescue skills updated. Class duration is dependent on the needs of the customer but typically ranges from 8 to 16 hours.
Fire Suppression
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    This 4-hour course is designed to help general industry comply with OSHA’s 29CFR 1910.157(g)(1-4) standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers. OSHA requires employers who have portable fire extinguishers in the workplace to provide education on fire extinguishers for all workers, and training for all designated workers which OSHA defines as “the process of making proficient through instruction and hands-on practice in the operation of equipment, including respiratory protection equipment, that is expected to be used and in the performance of assigned duties.”  Therefore, in addition to general instruction, hands-on practice IS required for all employees who have been designated (or assigned) to use portable fire extinguishers and the employer must follow up with annual refresher training. The training includes instruction through lectures, videos and Power Point presentations followed by hands-on live-fire extinguisher use and practice that is delivered by qualified Fire Service instructors.
  • NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications
    This course is designed to meet the objectives outlined in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications (2012 Edition) Chapters 5 and 6.

    This course will provide your new brigade members, as well as existing emergency response personnel with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that may be used to safely resolve emergencies involving exterior fires at an industrial facility. All of this is accomplished through a combination of classroom presentations and field exercises. Students will be instructed in and show competency on the use of Personal Protective Equipment including the use of a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and thermal protective clothing during exterior firefighting operations. Manual fire suppression using fire extinguishers and hose lines, proper placement and use of portable master streams, fixed master stream operations, control of flammable gas fires, flammable liquid fire suppression, the use of special extinguishing agents and proper use of portable ground ladders.

Respirator Fit Testing

Quantitative fit testing (QNFT) confirms a respirator's fit by comparing concentration levels of a substance outside the respirator to the concentration levels of the same substance inside the respirator. Passing a quantitative respirator fit test with a quantitative fit test machine proves that the facepiece is sized correctly and that the person knows how to put it on correctly.

E-3 can provide on-site respirator quantitative fit testing using a state-of-the-art PortaCount 8030 Respirator Fit Tester eliminating the guesswork associated with the tedious and error-prone qualitative fit test methods. If you require fit testing, count on us using the PortaCount to provide the fastest, easiest and best OSHA-accepted fit test method.

Custom Training, Scenarios and Drills

E-3 can also custom tailor training to meet your needs including: NFPA 1405/1081 compliant Marine/Industrial Fire Suppression, OSHA 29CFR1910.120(q)(6)(iv) compliant Hazardous Materials Specialist training for railroad Tank car, Highway Tanker and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Field Transfers. We can also facilitate confined space rescue, hazmat and oil spill scenarios and drills to fit a client’s individual needs.