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Haz-Mat Training

Engineers Drew Nichols (front) and Tim Bullard conduct size-up after arriving on scene at a hazardous materials response drill in Fall 2002. The drill was a part of hazardous materials operations training conducted by the Maumelle Fire Department. It was conducted with other area fire departments and the Pulaski County Department of Emergency Management.

Command Trio
Engineer Nichols, Deputy Chief Doug Coney and Engineer Bullard refer to an emergency response guide to identify the chemicals potentially involved in the training spill.

Volunteer firefighter Mark Bingman assists volunteer firefighter Mike Russ in donning his protective gear. Maumelle firefighters, who were being trained to the HazMat-Operations level, served as the decontamination team for members of the Pulaski County HazMat Team.

Area firefighters are briefed prior to establishing their decon area during the training drill. Maumelle volunteer firefighters pictured include Paul Petraca (left), Mike Russ (second from left) and Andy Wood (second from right).

Engineer Nichols, Maumelle Fire Chief George Glenn (center) and Deputy Chief Coney forumlate a plan of operations for handling the training spill.

The scene of the spill is illuminated by lights from Maumelle Engine 1, Maumelle Truck 1 and Pulask County Emergency Management's portable lighting.

A member of the Pulaski County HazMat Team, dressed in a Class A protective suit, makes entry into a trailer containing the spilled substance during the drill.

Wayne
Maumelle volunteer Wayne Shaw bleeds the air from a hose line before crews established a decontamination area.

Decontamination
A Maumelle firefighter (right) wears protective apparel while decontaminating a member of the Pulaski County HazMat Team following the simulated chemical spill.

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