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  • Scott Karr
    FIRE, EMS & LAW ENFORCEMENT November 29, 2006 1800-2200 hours RPS Training Room, Birmingham Hwy The Graniteville Train Wreck On December 26, 2004, the world s
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      FIRE, EMS & LAW ENFORCEMENT
      November 29, 2006
      1800-2200 hours
      RPS Training Room, Birmingham Hwy

      The Graniteville Train Wreck



      On December 26, 2004, the world's attention was focused on the Indian
      Ocean Tsunami. During that same period of time, the deadliest U.S.
      train wreck of its kind since 1978 occurred in a South Carolina mill
      town called Graniteville. This case study focuses on what happened
      when a Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) was released on a rural
      community. Come see why most TICs are transported in rail tank cars
      and these shipments represent 50% of the overall costs of railroad
      insurance.
      "What happened to our neighbors a few miles across the Savannah River
      had the effect of the detonation of a weapon of mass destruction"
      said Mayor Bob Young, Augusta, Georgia. For five days after the
      train wreck, the TIC's concentration exceeded the upper limits of the
      monitoring equipment being used by emergency responders. What
      effect do you think the TIC had on the people of Graniteville?

      This four-hour presentation will explore that and:

      What can a community do to prepare for an incident like this?,
      Should the population at risk be sheltered in place, or evacuated in
      an incident like Graniteville?,
      What type of command structure should be established to handle an
      incident like this?, and
      How does a TIC incident compare to a terrorist act involving the
      release of a chemical agent?

      This presentation will be made by
      Joe Lynch
      Mr. Lynch retired as the fire chief of Irondale, Alabama. He has
      been an emergency responder since 1974 and has extensive CBRNE
      assessment, planning, and response experience.

      This is for FIRE, EMS and LAW ENFORCEMENT ! ! !
      APOST credit (4 hours) will be awarded.
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