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    I am looking for ideas and input for a training session regarding a chlorine leak at a public pool. Has anyone done such a training, had a similar situation on a run, have any ideas that would be helpful. I am in need of any input or information you can offer. This will be a shift level training involving 5 stations. I plan to start with a short classroom session to review the DOT guidebook and related items regarding chlorine and then on to the scenario.

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    What level of responders are you looking to train? The scenario will be completely different if you are training operations level personnel, as opposed to technicians.
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    All members of this dept. are trained to Operations level. Some are Technician level.

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    Chlorine can be tricky and you may want to consider training on Ammonia at the same time. I recommend that you find a chlorine Specialist to participate in your training, either a response or industry person who knows chlorine.

    Based on the information in your post, you may want to consider concentrating the training on defensive tactics for Operations level personnel and practice confinement techniques that protect the public and responders. Say for example you do a train derailment involving a general service car hauling chlorine gas. This would be a major incident that would require a full-blown HAZMAT team, railroad industry, state and federal involvement. However, it will be up to your Department to provide public safety, secure the site and confine the situation, and have your Technicians conduct parameter monitoring until help arrives.

    Or you may want to do a medium to small type of scenario with a solid chlorine product involved in a residential, commercial or tractor trailer roll-over; or a leak from a 150lbs chlorine cylinder. This type of situation may be handled within your Department with the Operation level personnel providing Decon for your Technicians who conduct an offensive entry to engineer the problem out or some other type of abatement.

    Either way, for training or real life incidents, the Specialist can provide much knowledge and should be called upon to all but the smallest of chlorine releases. Keep in mind that unless you have well seasoned Technicians that have experience and training for specific product, that just because a responder is Technician level trained does not mean that they are qualified to conduct offensive operations in all Hazmat situations. Chlorine can pose many different challenges to responders that puts them at risk.

    Good luck. I would be interested in what you did for training and what your objectives where. Thanks-nate99z nathan.thompson@state.me.us

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