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Hazardous materials

Dear Representative!

On behalf of the Greece Association, we hereby formally invite you to the 48th CTIF Hazardous Materials Commission meeting.

The meeting will take place from 23rd - 26th November 2016 in Athens, Greece.

We will discuss the standard items of the commission (lessons learned and national reports) and also the products of the working groups.

The following topics from our last meetings will be also taken up by us in Athens.

Preliminary Program

 

Wednesday March 30th 2016

To all representatives of the CTIF Hazardous Materials Commission

Dear Representative!

On behalf of the Polish Association, we hereby formally invite you to the 46 th CTIF Hazardous Materials Commission meeting. The meeting will take place from 10 th - 12 th September 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.
We will discuss the standard items of the commission (lessons learned and national reports) and also the products of the working groups.

The following topics from our last meetings will be also taken up by us in Warsaw:

Washington, DC, October 8, 2014—The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S.

Hazardous Materials Commission

Chairperson: 
Roman Sykora, Austria
Secretary: 
Daniel Haggarty, United Kingdom
Member countries: 

Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Starting year: 
1993
Main activities / purpose of commission: 
  • Exchanging lessons learned in the member countries

  • Cooperation with other commissions and agencies (CTIF, FEU, UN, EU,…)

  • Evaluation of Hazmat education and courses for firefighters in the different countries.

  • LNG - Liquified natural gas: tactics and experiences

  • Interactive database for dangerous goods.

  • Work on the adoption of common approaches to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents for First Responders.

  • Knowledge exchange of CBRNE and Toxic Industrial Material/Chemical tactics

  • Strengthen awareness in the area of safety and security for first responders

  • Enlarge the number of participating CTIF member countries

  • And many more

Way of work: 

The Hazmat Commission consists of working groups assigned to specific projects or new challenges.

Way of communication: 

We meet twice a year, with our member countries serving as hosts on a rotating basis. The Hazmat Commission is also using various types of media to interact with the working groups between our meetings.

Products of commission: 

The Hazmat Commission outputs in various ways. Lessons learned from the member countries are disseminated at a national level. Articles are produced on different topics and there is active participation in other Commissions and international groups to help our worldwide firefighter family provide a safer and more secure way of life.