Flashcards in OO 11-11 Hazardous Materials Deck (16):
A _______ ______ ______(H.M.I.) is the potential for or actual releasing, spilling, burning, or leaking of any substance which tends to be toxic and may endanger life, property, or the environment.
Hazardous Material Incident
The primary responsibility of the first officer responding to any actual or potential H.M.I. is to assess the situation and report it to the ________ _______ for dissemination to the appropriate agencies.
The first officers responding to any H.M.I. should notify their immediate ______.
Officers should remain ______ and never approach the immediate proximity of an H.M.I. until the material is positively identified. This includes any rescue attempt of injured persons at the scene.
Depending upon the size and type of spill or incident, an initial safe distance range is between __ and ____ feet.
50 and 1200
The ____ __________ will be called to any H.M.I. regardless of the size of the incident. The ____ __________ will assume overall command of the H.M.I. and be responsible for the control or removal of any hazardous materials.
_____ _____ personnel will be responsible for the reporting and investigation of offenses and incidents which occur at the scene (e.g. deaths, injuries, traffic accidents, etc.).
As the H.M.I. escalates, the responsibilities of Patrol personnel are to:
1. Keep the Communications Center advised of the situation;
2. Avoid rushing into the affected area until; a. The H.M.I. has been evaluated, and b. The potential and present hazards are known.
3. Inspect the scene for indications of any hazardous materials that are present such as;
a. vapor or gas,
c. broken containers
d. warning placards, and/or
e. shipping papers.
4. Attempt to locate knowledgeable persons at or near the scene
5. Identify the hazardous material by warning placard or container labels if the officer is close enough to read them. Consult an Emergency Response Guidebook or contact NCIC to determine the exact hazard prior to officers placing themselves or other persons at risk;
6. Secure and isolate the scene without entering the immediate hazard area until the Fire Department takes control of the incident;
7. Coordinate and assist in the evacuation of all unnecessary persons at or near the scene and ensure the safety of people and the environment;
8. Maintain a perimeter and stay upwind of the incident;
9. Provide traffic control or other assistance as requested by Fire Control or Bio-Environmental Services Division;
10. Secure the property until it can be released to the owner or representative
11. Assist the Fire Department with a decision on site entry; and
12. Complete either a General Offense/Incident Report or Florida Traffic Accident Report as the situation dictates.
Officers will avoid rushing in to attempt to remove any injured persons until the hazardous material is _______ and it is safe to attempt a rescue.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES will a rescue attempt be made without first identifying the hazard present. Any effort made to rescue persons or protect the environment or property must be weighed against the threat to the ____ of the officer.
If an officer is called to the scene of a possible violation or finds a possible violation of hazardous materials transportation or storage regulation, no container will be _____ or ______ with in any manner.
disturbed or tampered
If the officer suspects a violation, the ____ ________ will be called to the scene for investigation. The ____ _______ will determine what further action needs to be taken and handle the necessary notifications.
The Bio-Environmental Services Division Hazardous Material Specialist may request the assistance of the Sheriff's Office to assist with enforcement of Municipal Ordinances dealing with hazardous materials under the following situations:
1. A Division inspector may enter and inspect any property, premises or place on or at which Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) is stored or disposed of at any time the facility is manned by operating personnel for the purpose of ascertaining the state of compliance with F.S. 364.111. The inspector may remove a sufficient quantity of material to determine its PCB concentration.
2. At the request of a Division inspector, the Sheriff is authorized to stop and detain for up to seventy-two hours a motor vehicle and attached mobile containment vessel which is contrary to the laws of the United States or the State, the rules of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or State Department of Environmental Regulation or F.S. 364.111. The detainment shall be for the purpose of sampling the contents of the vehicle for containment vessel and analyzing the sample for PCB.
3. The Bio-Environmental Services Officer is authorized to impound and, where possible, lock or seal a stationary containment vessel reasonably suspected of containing PCB contrary to the laws of the United States or the State, the rules of the United States Environmental Protection Agency or State Department of Environmental Regulation or F.S. 364.111. The impoundment shall be for a period of up to seventy-two hours for the purpose of sampling the contents of the containment vessel and analyzing the sample for PCB.
The Patrol Officer's role is to assist the Bio-Environmental Services Investigators in keeping the peace, issuing ________ Citations, or making an arrest, if applicable.
If an officer should come into contact with or be exposed to a hazardous material in any way, the officer shall immediately seek medical attention and follow written procedures for ____ __ ____.
(IOD) injury on duty