Hazmat's Role in Confined Space Incidents: Case Study of 5 Deaths in Phoenix, AZ

Sat, 6/15: 9:30 AM  - 11:00 AM 
Room: Ruth 
Confined spaces are becoming more of a hazardous materials incident than a technical rescue incident. This case study discusses two incidents that happened in the Phoenix area that resulted in the deaths of 5 people total. Each incident contained different products and different tactics were employed for each. What is the responsibility of the Hazmat Team on these incidents? How does product identification affect the rescue/recovery? What is the PPE choice? These plus other factors will be explored in this class.

Learning Objectives

1. The participants will learn what hazardous materials technicians need to focus on while assisting at a confined space incident.
2. Participants will get an opportunity to inject their tactical ideas into the case study and gauge their actions to the actions done on these incidents.  


Jeff Zientek, Phoenix (AZ) Fire Department