Friday, April 10, 2015

Hazmat Team Members Receive Specialized Training

Three members of the Hazmat team recently traveled to Pueblo, CO to attend a three day awareness training program on Crude Oil By Rail.  During the three day program, Deputy Chief Don Herb and Technicians Mark Koenig and Steve Pelna, along with other first responders from around the country, received training on the characteristics of Crude Oil; how it is transported and how to deal with a rail car on fire.  

The training was held at the renowned Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERT-C) located at the American Association of Railroads Transportation and Training Center Incorporated (TTCI) in Pueblo. 

Hazmat Chief Tom Glass and Chief Jason Cole from Valley Forge Fire Company attended the training in 2014. 

The training allows attendees to bring back information to share with other responders on this new risk coming through our county in the Phoenixville area.  For more information on this training visit


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