2017 Conference Program

THURSDAY – May 4, 2017

6:00 PM
Registration desk opens in hotel lobby
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM    
Welcome reception – Alpine Room

FRIDAY – May 5, 2017

7:00 AM      
Registration desk opens in hotel lobby
8:00 AM
Opening Ceremony
Rick Emery, Conference Chairman
Jack Rabbit II Large Scale Chlorine Releases
Mark Whitmire
The Jack Rabbit II project is comprised of a series of large-scale outdoor chlorine release experiments ranging from 5 to 20 tons each. The data, analysis, and findings from this work are being transitioned to government and private-sector stakeholders to improve emergency preparedness and response, hazard prediction modeling, and risk mitigation for potential large-scale chemical release scenarios. This is a unique chance to hear about this project from a key member of the team and see eye-opening videos of these tests.
HHFT Response, A Case Study
Danny Simpson
This presentation will provide a chronological overview of a mainline HHFT incident involving a unit train carrying flammable liquid. The presentation will cover initial assessment, ICS integration, response methodology and response tactics as well as mitigation and remediation efforts. Important “lessons learned” will be shared by an experienced rail expert to prepare responders before a major incident.

9:30 AM

Morning break.  Exhibits open!
10:30 AM
The John M. Eversole Endowment
Chris Hawley
A Systematic Approach to Running the Haz Mat Incident
Jeffrey Zientek
This presentation will discuss the responsibilities and tasks of each team member assigned during the hazardous materials incident. Regardless of a department’s SOPs/SOGs, these functions are common for hazardous materials responders to address in their respective teams. It starts with the team leader who will assign positions, formulate a plan and bring everything together to accomplish mitigation, and continues to each responders responsibilities, benchmarks, and helpful hints for success.
11:30 AM
Lunch Buffet (Provided) – Allgauer’s Restaurant
1:00 PM
Workshop # 1
2:30 PM
Afternoon break
3:00 PM
Workshop # 2
5:00 PM
Exhibitors’ Party
  • Complimentary Dinner Buffet!
  • Door Prizes!
  • HABU Lodge #1 Annual Meeting!
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM      
Hospitality Suite – Alpine Room

SATURDAY – May 6, 2017

8:00 AM
Workshop # 3
9:30 AM
Morning break
10:00 AM
Workshop # 4
11:30 AM
Lunch Buffet (Provided) – Allgauer’s Restaurant
12:30 PM
Workshop # 5
2:30 PM
Afternoon break
3:00 PM
Workshop # 6
4:30 PM
Conference concludes. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded.