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.
Nichols, Deputy Chief Doug Coney and Engineer Bullard refer to an emergency
response guide to identify the chemicals potentially involved in the training
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.
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
Nichols, Maumelle Fire Chief George Glenn (center) and Deputy Chief Coney
forumlate a plan of operations for handling the training
scene of the spill is illuminated by lights from Maumelle Engine 1, Maumelle
Truck 1 and Pulask County Emergency Management's portable
member of the Pulaski County HazMat Team, dressed in a Class A protective
suit, makes entry into a trailer containing the spilled substance during
volunteer Wayne Shaw bleeds the air from a hose line before crews established
a decontamination area.
Maumelle firefighter (right) wears protective apparel while decontaminating
a member of the Pulaski County HazMat Team following the simulated chemical