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The Institute for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness offers a wide variety of training courses for industry and hazardous materials workers. Programs and training exerices allow students the ability to adapt their skills to the marine environment so as to effectively respond to both manmade and natural events and disasters. All trainees receive a basic understanding of the maritime environment, hazmat/WMD incidents, including NIMS, the role of a responder, how to protect oneself and others, and the skills necessary to support marine emergency response operations.

Participants will be required to develop incident action plans to adapt their skills to a marine incident through interprofessional teams where they will incorporate new skills with prior skills in an action plan.

2019 TRAINING

The Hazardous Materials Awareness course involves 8 hours of classroom instruction, case studies, and interactive tabletop scenarios emphasizing awareness of potentially hazardous materials that are handled, transported, or loaded and unloaded in a maritime setting through mechanisms such as labels and markings, the Emergency Response Guidebook, or information stations. In addition, this course stresses the concept of “observe and report” in the case of an incident, with an emphasis on keeping the trainees and others a safe distance from the hazardous material.

The Hazardous Materials Operations course is designed to educate trainees in the defensive aspects of handling hazardous materials spills and incidents through 16 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on activities, with 8 hours of Awareness-level training completed as a prerequisite. Defensive efforts include activities to prevent the spread of leaked or spilled materials through actions such as damming and diverting, as well as the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of PPE.

The Hazardous Materials Incident Commander course is a 16-hour course that introduces multiple offensive techniques used to effectively control a hazardous materials incident. Through classroom instruction, tabletop scenarios, and hands-on activities, participants learn how to intervene and stop a hazardous leak or spill, as well as how to prevent the spread of hazardous material through active means. Participants learn how to utilize the National Incident Management System, as well as safely work within a hazardous materials incident scene given the scope of personnel and limited resources available.

The Hazardous Materials Refresher course is an 8-hour training course that can be taken on any day during the Awareness, Operations, or Incident Commander-level training. The course reinforces knowledge and provides trainees with updates on current health and safety practices relevant to the maritime industry. Course content is updated regularly to reflect and address new and emerging trends, practices, and topics.

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) trainings and field exercises satisfy the minimum requirements outlined in the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.120 and the NIEHS WTP Minimum Health and Safety Training Criteria for HAZWOPER.

Who should attend SEAMIST training?
• HAZMAT first responders (law enforcement, fire rescue, etc.)
• HAZMAT technicians
• port and oil platform workers
• emergency medical technicians/paramedics
• emergency management personnel
• workers who handle, move or remove, ship, or transport hazardous materials
• tugboat operators
• drivers who transport hazardous materials
• other community and business stakeholders

The Marine Awareness course provides 4 hours of training. This is an introductory course to common issues associated with marine responses, including jurisdiction, operating in the marine environment, terminology, types of ships and facilities, problems unique to marine responses, tactical considerations, as well as safety and incident management.

The Marine Response Operations course provides 16 hours of training for those working in the marine environment trained at the HAZMAT operations level. This training includes port organization and resources, vessel familiarization, vessel construction, specialized resource considerations, initial response assignments, incident management, and size-up considerations.

The Marine Response Technician course provides 24 hours of training for those working in the marine environment trained as HAZMAT technicians or in hazardous waste operations. It covers awareness- and operations-level skills and provides tactical response guidance for various types of vessel fires, special resource considerations, and other post-incident concerns and challenges. Detailed tactical techniques for a wide variety of scenarios are discussed. In addition, a classroom tabletop exercise is included.

The Command Strategies and Tactics for Marine Emergencies (CSTME) course involves 16 hours of training. This course introduces participants to the common and often unexpected events that can occur in a port. The course engages participants in various problem-solving activities based on local jurisdictions, environmental conditions, and commercial marine operations. Training scenarios are designed to challenge trainees with realistic events that require them to play the role of key decision makers. Training scenarios will include events tailored to local client requirements, escalating real-time developments, decision analysis, and evaluation. 

CSTME training was developed as a cooperative effort between the Tri-State Maritime Safety Association and the Maine Maritime Academy. CSTME training has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Directorate, National Training and Education Division, for inclusion within its State-Sponsored Course Catalog (ME-002-PROT).

The Harbor Incident Response Operations is a 16-hour training that provides first responders with the skills necessary to adapt their agency-specific training to a marine incident and familiarizes trainees with port organizations and resources, vessel layout, initial response assignments, incident management and size-up considerations, and safety and incident management.

Who should attend HazMIRTSI training?
• HAZMAT first responders (law enforcement, fire rescue, etc.)
• port authority and marine facility operator
• longshoremen
• vessel masters and mariners
• harbor pilots, marine industry, and management personnel
• emergency medical and emergency management professionals
• U.S. Coast Guard
• environmental protection agencies
• other community and business stakeholders

 

FLORIDA

  • February 18 & 26, 2019 (1 class 2 sessions, 8am- 12pm both days)
    • Antillean Marine, 3038 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33142
  • February 26 & 27, 2019 (1 class 2 sessions, 4pm-8pm)
    • Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc, 8228 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33126, USA
  • March 2, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc, 8228 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33126, USA
  • March 2, 2019 in partnership with World AVSEC, Miami, FL
    • The Academy of South Florida - Miami Campus, 3721 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33126
  • March 4, 2019 (9am-4:30pm, will work through lunch)
    • Cargo International Consolidators, 1951 NW 89th Place, Doral, FL 33172
  • March 9, 2019 (9am -5pm)
    • King Ocean Services, 11000 NW 29th St, Doral, FL 33172
  • March 13, 2019 (9am-5pm)
    • Port of Miami, Exact loctation TBD
  • March 16, 2019 in partnership with World AVSEC, Miami, FL (9am -5pm)
    • Hyatt House Miami Airport, 5710 Blue Lagoon Dr, Miami, FL 33126, USA
  • March 19, 2019 (9am -5pm)
    • King Ocean Services, 11000 NW 29th ST, Doral, FL 33172
  • March 23 & 30, 2019 (1 class 2 sessions, 8am-12pm both days)
    • Cargo Express International, 2335 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172, USA
  • March 23 & 30, 2019 (1 class 2 sessions, 1pm-5pm both days)
    • Cargo Express International, 2335 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33172, USA
  • May 22, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Miami-Dade Transit Central Bus Facility, 3300 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
  • May 23, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Miami-Dade Transit Central Bus Facility, 3300 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
  • May 28, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Miami-Dade Transit Central Bus Facility, 3300 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
  • May 29, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Miami-Dade Transit Central Bus Facility, 3300 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
  • June 4, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Miami-Dade Transit Central Bus Facility, 3300 NW 32nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142
  • June 6, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Nova Southeastern University- Davie campus, 3424 S University Drive, Davie, Fl 33328
  • June 6, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Nova Southeastern University- Orlando Campus, 4850 Millenia Blvd, Room 111, Orlando, FL 32839
  • June 7, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, 2287 Premier Row, Orlando, FL 32809
  • July 13, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc, 8228 NW 14th St, Miami, FL 33126
  • July 15, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Tropical Shipping, 501 Avenue P, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Pre-requisite:  Hazardous Materials Awareness/Refresher Course

  • July 16-17, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Tropical Shipping, 501 Avenue P, Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Texas

  • June 19, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • La Posada Hotel- Philip V Ballroom, 1000 Zaragoza Street Laredo, TX 78040
  • June 20, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • La Posada Hotel- Philip V Ballroom, 1000 Zaragoza Street Laredo, TX 78040

GEORGIA

  • May 4, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Red Lion Hotel Atlanta Airport, 1419 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337
  • May 6, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • JAS Global Headquarters (and training facility), 6195 Barfield Rd. Atlanta, GA 30328
  • June 25, 2019 (9am-5pm)
    • Georgia Tech - Savannah Campus, PARB Building, Room 126
      210 Technology Circle, Savannah, GA 31407

NEW YORK

  • June 1, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel, 144-02 135th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11436

California

  • June 28, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton LAX South, 1440 East Imperial Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
  • June 29, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Carmichael International Service, 533 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • July 25, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway – Torrance, 19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502
For more information on Trainings: Please contact SEAMIST at (954) 262-1644 or seamist@nova.edu.

LOUISIANA

  • June 26, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043
  • May 29-30, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Shell Robert Training Center, 23262 Shell Lane, Robert, LA 70445
  • June 5-6, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Shell Robert Training Center, 23262 Shell Lane, Robert, LA 70445
  • June 18-19, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Shell Robert Training Center, 23262 Shell Lane, Robert, LA 70445
  • June 24-25, 2019 (9am- 5pm)
    • Shell Robert Training Center, 23262 Shell Lane, Robert, LA 70445
  • June 27-28, 2019 (6am-2pm)
    • Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043

For more information on Louisiana Trainings: Please contact Sigma Educational Services at (985) 630-6102 or eagleconsulting@bellsouth.net.

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