2019 Hazardous Materials Training Symposium


The 7th Annual HazMat Training Symposium was hosted January 22, 23, 24, & 25, 2019 at The Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Symposium featured numerous Hazardous Materials/Transportation related Classroom and Hands-On Trainings. In addition, the Symposium hosted a HazMat Competition to test a variety of hazardous materials skills by first responders.

2015 Trainings/Courses


  • Advanced Science to HazMat/WMD Response


  • Atmospheric Monitoring: How, When, and Most Importantly Why?


  • Bread and Butter Hazmat Calls


  • Confined Space: HazMat or Technical Rescue? 


  • Connecting the Dots

  • Common Sense Isn't that Common


  • Determined Accord, Pandemic Preparedness Workshop


  • Drones for Hazardous Materials Response and Detection: Don't let Your Drone be a Passive Observer


  • Emerging Threats Identification and Response Considerations for Clandestine Laboratories


  • Flammable Liquid Tank Truck Fire Attack


  • Foam Application for Transportation Emergencies Involving Petroleum and Polar Solvents Like Ethanol


  • “Game On! The Florida HazMat Team Competition Overview and Insights”


  • Gas Awareness Safety


  • HazMat Rescue Operations (RIT)


  • Hospital HazMat Interface


  • How Not to Suck Teaching HazMat


  • It's All About Relationships

  • Leading from Within. Learning to Lead.


  • Liquefied Gas Leak Countermeasures 


  • LNG Overview for the First Responders


  • Managing the Hazardous Materials Incident in the Classroom


  • Mercury Who ya Gonna Call?

  • Meters 101 Mission Specific for Operational Trained Responders


  • Natural Disasters, Unnatural Hazards


  • Oil and Water Don't Mix


  • Propane Emergency Response


  • Protective Clothing for Response to Liquid and Particle Biological Hazards


  • Responding to Gasoline Tanker Emergencies


  • Responding to Natural Gas Emergencies

  • Responding to Suspected Biological Agents Training For First Responders from the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Public Health Laboratories


  • Review of the Florida HazMat Team Assessment Document (TTT)


  • So You're a New Hazmat Tech. What do I do Now?


  • Tactical Chemistry for First Responders

  • The Big 3 High Pressure Gas Lines


  • The Bomb in Your Backyard -Response to Commercial CNG vehicles – Advanced Techniques

  • The New Florida Hazmat or Technical Rescue?


  • Thinking Fast Rapid Hazard Analysis and Field Screening of Hazmats

  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?


  • “Why Buy The Cow If the Milk Is Free”


Hands-On Training


  • Anhydrous Ammonia Response Taming The Tiger, Top Ten Tips                                                                          

  • Break Out Room                                                         

  • Foam Application for Transportation      


  • HazMat/CBRN Performance Standards and Next  Generation PPE       

  • How Not to Blow Up at a MC 306/406 Rollover

  • MC-306 & DOT-406 Cargo Tank Emergency Response

  • MC 307/407 Cargo Tank Emergency

  • Physical and Chemical Properties for Risk Based Response

  • Protective Clothing for Biological Hazards


  • Rapid ID and Risk Assessment   

  • SUAS in Real World Hazmat Situations                                                                              

  • “Thinking Fast: Rapid Hazard Analysis and Field Screening of HazMats”


  • Water Injection-Hands on Practical                        

Training/Course Instructors
  • Andrew Barno

  • Richard Barrett

  • Danial Bartle

  • Christina Baxter

  • Toby Bevelacqua


  • David Binder


  • Billie Boyd

  • Charles Boyd

  • Cody Burns

  • Chris Cahill


  • Vincent Cannuscio


  • Scott Chappell


  • James Coffin


  • Daniel Cook


  • Robert "Bob" Coschigano


  • John Coutinho

  • Jesse Crews

  • Robert Cruthis

  • Mike Deegan


  • Frank DeFrancesco

  • Frank Docimo

  • David Donohue

  • Tim Dorsey

  • Steve Doyle

  • Richard Dufek

  • Robert Eckroade

  • Richard Edinger

  • Holly Fortune

  • Rich Gatanis

  • Ron Gore

  • Chris Gould

  • Jefferey Hansen

  • Leigh Hollins

  • Jason Horowitz

  • Ryan Howerton

  • Ronald Huffman


  • Harold Hughes

  • Tommy Jambon 

  • Gregory Kassner

  • Robert King

  • Steven Knipp

  • Paul Lanius

  • Douglas LeValley

  • Monique Lewis

  • Butch Loudermilk

  • Phillip Mann

  • Mathew Marshall

  • Danny McKnight *KEYNOTE SPEAKER


  • Steven McCarthy

  • Michael Moore

  • Michelle Murphy

  • Dustin Pierce

  • David Piety

  • Brian Ramsey

  • Darcy Ravndal

  • Todd Reek

  • Jason Rogers

  • Daniel Rouah

  • Robert Salvesen

  • Sharon Russell

  • Derek Schaumann


  • Paul Seiferth

  • Ryan Sharratt 

  • Richard "Rick" Stilp

  • Greg Socks


  • Danny Torres


  • James Villarreal

  • Michael Wallace

  • Jason Waterfield

  • Chris Webber

  • Carl Weeks

  • David Wolfe


  • John Wright III

  • Bill Zielonka

The 2019 competition was comprised of six scored and/or timed stations and two unscored support stations.
Competition results can be found below:
Team Awards
•    First Place – City of Delray Beach Fire Rescue
           – Brian Fiorey – Team Lead
•    Second Place – Lake County Fire Rescue
           – Jason Graham – Team Lead
•    Third Place – City of Orlando Fire Department
           – Shawn Michael – Team Lead



Individual Best Awards

Best Modified Cornhole – Tyler Olive– Pinellas County HazMat Team

Hazard Analysis – Shawn Michael – City of Orlando Fire Department

Leak Control – Robert Suarez – City of Miami Fire Rescue

*12 teams participated in the Hazmat Team Competition.

Partial funding for this event is received from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety

Administration (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant.

Cancellation/Substitution Policy:

All cancellations will be subject to a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations must be sent in writing via e-mail to INFO@FLHAZMATSYMPOSIUM.ORG by January 1, 2021. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.

After January 1, 2021, substitutions will be allowed in the event the registrant is unable to attend, but no refunds will be issued. Telephone and email substitutions will be permitted.

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