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The majority of spills that AFD will encounter are:

Hydrocarbons and glycols

2

What (3) fluids may be mitigated by any AFD unit?

1. Gasoline or Diesel (Less than 5 gallons)

2. Antifreeze, motor oil or transmission fluid

3. Vehicle battery acid

3

What (5) types of spills shall be mitigated by the Haz-Mat response team?

1. Spills of acids or caustics other than battery acid

2. Any highly toxic material

3. Spills that require chemical protective clothing

4. Spills involving specialized containers such as tank trucks or dewars

5. Spills of large quantities of hydrocarbons on waterways

4

Before taking any action to mitigate the incident, spilled materials must be:

Identified and categorized

5

Who will be notified of all spills that have contaminated or threaten to contaminate a water way, drainage, sanitary sewer, or leak into the soil?

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

6

Absorb small spills with ______________ absorbent:

Non-biodegradable

7

If an AFD unit responds to a liquid spill and finds a material that represents a threat to public safety, these (4) actions should take place:

1. Establish an initial exclusion zone

2. Deny entry

3. Initiate a Hazardous Condition Alarm

4. Contact Fire Dispatch and request notification of the City Watershed Protection Department

8

The hot zone will be marked with what?

Barrier tape

9

When establishing a hot zone, the need for this must always be considered before allowing anyone to enter?

Decon

10

In the case of flammable liquids, this should be used to establish the limits of the hot zone?

Direct reading monitors

11

The minimum perimeter of the hot zone will be established at the distance that shows vapor concentrations at a reading of:

10% of the LEL

12

Prevent runoff into creeks and storm drains by using:

Diking, damming, or diverting

13

On all spills, what should AFD do with the cleanup?

Return it to the responsible party of property owner

14

The preferred method of dealing with spills of acids or caustics is to:

Neutralize them

15

Vehicle battery acid can be neutralized with:

Sodium bi-carb

16

If unable to locate the responsible party or property owner, what should be done?

Contact fire dispatch and request assistance from the Watershed Protection Department in locating the property owner

17

Who has the authority and responsibility of determining if AFD will safeguard any hazardous materials?

Batt 6

18

If Batt 6 is unavailable, who has the authority and responsibility of determining if AFD will safeguard any hazardous materials?

The appropriate Assistant Chief or Division Chief

19

Wastes generated at residences may be taken by the responsible party to:

City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2514 Business Center Dr. in box 3501

20

What agency is responsible for mitigation and collection of hazardous materials on COA public right of ways and water ways?

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department

21

What agency is responsible for mitigation and collection of hazardous materials on State of Texas public right of ways?

Texas Department of Transportation

22

What agency is responsible for mitigation and collection of hazardous materials on spills beyond the scope of AFD?

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

23

Who is the federal point of contact for all hazardous materials releases?

National Response Center

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