When Hazmat teams arrive at the scene of an emergency, they must quickly determine what chemicals are present. Though there is high-tech equipment to aid in identifying chemicals, those devices can have limitations. So responders must be able to quickly identify unknown solids and liquids, and act accordingly.
For the third year, the County hosted this free day-long chemical identification training. It was sponsored by the Industrial Emergency Council, AhuraScientific and WestAir. And it was attended by every Hazmat team in the County, from federal to munipal agencies, as well as a team from Tijuana.
CTN.org was there. Take a look.