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carpa -- Free Training Opportunity - Air Monitoring for Emergencies Posted: 12 Dec 2011 12:04:20
US EPA is sponsoring 'Air Monitoring for Emergency Response' March 20-21, 2012 at Hamilton Field in Novato, CA. This 2-day course instructs participants in monitoring airborne hazardous materials and is designed for personnel who evaluate airborne releases of hazardous materials. Topics include air monitoring programs, techniques and equipment; instrument calibration and limitations; exposure guidelines; air dispersion modeling; and health-and-safety considerations. The course is tuition free for federal, State, local, and tribal personnel, as well as for university staff or students. Personnel not directly employed by a government agency pay tuition of $300. For more information or for other dates and locations, visit www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=439&classid=5383 or contact the Course Registrar at (513) 251-7669. ____________________________________________________________ The California Air Response Planning Alliance (CARPA) was formed in 2006 by the California Air Resources Board, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. CARPA's mission is to provide actionable incident response information to protect public health and the environment from the impacts of accident or deliberate releases of hazardous compounds into the air.