Presented by Stark Consultants, Inc. and Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management (IDEM)
(6.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Speakers: Todd Thalhamer (Calfornia EPA), Timothy D. Stark (U. of Illinois), Gina T. Gerbasi (formerly Ohio EPA), Larry Mansue (IDEM), and Daniela Klesmith (IDEM)
ONE DAY SHORT COURSE
The nationally recognized speakers will present a one-day short course on waste fires for waste containment facilities. Some of the topics that will be covered include: combustion fundamentals, types and causes of waste fires, regulatory and agency response, fire suppression techniques, slope stability and engineered component issues, site safety and communications, gas management, and air monitoring for environmental impact assessments.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those involved with the design, construction, operation, ownership, and/or regulatory oversight of waste containment facilities and fire departments and emergency response personnel responsible for waste containment and handling facilities.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
This is an advanced, discussion-oriented short course on waste fire detection, evaluation, and suppression. After completing this course one should understand:
Todd Thalhamer, P.E., California E.P.A. and El Dorado Hills Fire Department; Mr. Thalhamer has been responsible for the suppression of many large scale waste fires in California and nationally. His 16 years of field experience places him at the forefront of fire evaluation, detection, suppression techniques, and site safety.
Timothy D. Stark, Ph.D., P.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; As a Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Dr. Stark has conducted research and forensics on geosynthetic liner and cover system performance and landfill slope failures.
Gina T. Gerbasi, R.S., M.A., former Ohio E.P.A.; Ms. Gerbasi has experience addressing landfill fires from a regulatory standpoint including investigation, enforcing state regulations, technical assistance, and co-authoring guidance documents.
Larry Mansue, IDEM; Mr. Mansue is an environmental engineer with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in the Office of Land Quality. Larry has reviewed permit applications for landfills for over 14 years.
Daniela Klesmith, IDEM; Ms. Klesmith is an environmental engineer with IDEM in the Office of Land Quality. She serves as the engineering Technical Advisor to the Solid Waste Branck Chief at IDEM.
ONE DAY COURSE AGENDA
8:00-8:10 am Welcome/Introductions (Mansue)
8:10-8:40 Landfillology (Stark)
8:40-9:10 Combustion 101 (Thalhamer)
9:10-10:00 Types, Causes, and Investigation of Waste Fires (Thalhamer)
10:20-11:00 Fire Data Collection and Identification (Gerbasi)
11:00-12:00 Fire Suppression Techniques (Thalhamer)
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00-2:15 Slope Stability and Engineered Components (Stark)
2:45-3:15 Regulations and Agency Response (Gerbasi)
3:15-4:00 Site Safety and Communications (Thalhamer)
PANEL DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS (Mansue & Klesmith)
4:00-5:00 Panelists: IDEM, industry representatives, consultants,
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