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Controlling the Burn: Landfill Fire Suppression Strategies


Programming Note: This course is Session 2 of our four-part Latest Advances in Landfill Fire Control Webinar Series that also includes The Five Step Method to Landfill Fire Suppression, Protecting Your Team: Landfill Fire Health and Safety, and Only You Can Prevent Landfill Fires: Risk Reduction and Prevention BMPs. Sign up for the entire series to receive a built-in 20% discount and earn 4 PDH / 0.4 CEU!

Prevention is the best approach to landfill fires. But when that fails, it is essential to be prepared with an effective and timely response.

If you are not pre-planning in advance of a landfill fire, controlling an unexpected outbreak is not going to be a pleasant situation. Understanding landfill fire suppression and the emergency response system are the first steps to controlling the burn and delivering a swift counterattack.

Join Forester University and returning speaker Dr. Tony Sperling, P.Eng., for this live, educational webinar examining the methods of controlling landfill fires.

We will begin by exploring how to plan the correct method of attack when a landfill fire is discovered. This invariably depends on a number of site-specific factors, including the nature of the fuel burning, the availability of water and soil, equipment resources, and groundwater conditions.

We will then cover the four methods of fire suppression—including water, foam, oxygen, and overhaul—before taking a look at illustrative examples from Vancouver Landfill and Lake County, Montana, to showcase how these approaches should be implemented.

This course will also review the Incident Command Structure for landfill fires, which is a standardized emergency response and management system allowing multiple agencies of first responders to assume an integrated organizational structure.

Learning Objectives:
By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Review the various site-specific factors impacting landfill fire control
  • Explore the available methods of fire extinguishment and when each should be considered
  • Learn how to navigate the Incident Command Structure of landfill fire first responders
  • Analyze how to deliver an effective and timely inter-agency emergency response
  • Determine how to select and implement the best and safest emergency response for your site

Train Your Team
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* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Lectures: 1
Session: 1 H 30 M
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU

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