An effective emergency response mutual aid network is dependent on trained team members. The Chlorine Institute sponsors annual and triennial training for team members, enabling companies to provide the level of training needed for effective teams.
Team Training is a 5-day intensive training program that is offered on an annual basis at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS. This program combines classroom instruction with hands-on, scenario-based field exercises to prepare participants for chlorine emergency response. The program is intended for individuals with some response experience and knowledge of responding to an emergency. It is appropriate for new team members, as well as a refresher for longer-term team members.
To get a feel for the curriculum of this training, checkout the 2018 training schedule and watch this teaser video below.
Advanced Training is offered on a triennial basis and is intended for the most experienced responders. This training focuses on application of techniques developed to perform a field transfer from a damaged bulk container. The program includes both classroom instruction and hands-on field activities designed to provide the knowledge required to patch a breached chlorine tank car and conduct a field transfer using The Chlorine Institute’s liquid chlorine pump.
The next Advanced Training program will be in 2020 at Tarrant County College's Fire Service Training Center in Fort Worth, TX. Stay tuned for more details as planning progresses.