TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Presque Isle, Maine, Ammonia Safety Day


August 1, 2017



Saturday, September 23, 2017
On-Site Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Class Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
lunch during noon hour

Hampton Inn by Hilton
768 Main Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Course Cost: FREE

Free anhydrous ammonia training opportunity for public safety and industrial first responders, hazmat technicians, as well as emergency planners and regulators.


  • Understanding hazards of ammonia
  • C-A-N Report and initial response life safety management
  • Risks and threats within industrial refrigeration hazard zones
  • Understand the value of prevention, protection, and preparedness
  • Objectives of industrial refrigeration emergency shutdown
  • Rapid entry rescue, decontamination, and medical treatment
  • Containment options - use of the fan and tarp evolutions
  • Command team awareness of potential catastrophic threat
  • Dealing with downwind and downstream receptors
  • Transition of command to the Hazmat Tech. Team
  • Use of checklists, playbooks, and reference guides
  • Review of a fire department SOP and teaming agreement
Note: Audience discussion is encouraged, questions can be submitted electronically by login into a password will be provided during the training session.

Who Should Attend?

  • Ammonia End Users
  • Governmental Inspectors and Planners
  • Public Safety Emergency Responders
  • Chemical Manufacturers & Suppliers
To register, see attached Announcement/Registration




Robert Gardner, MEMA