Hazardous Materials Section of California Specialized Training Institute
Vance Bennett is currently an instructor in the Hazardous Materials Section of California Specialized Training Institute and has been teaching courses in emergency response for 20 years. After retiring from the US Coast Guard where he served as Chief of Port Operations in Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands and Palau, Vance joined the Coast Guard Reserves as a training officer of the Pacific Strike Team. In addition for eight years he was the course manager for the USCG Hazmat train-the- trainer program. Vance was educated at San Joaquin Delta College and San Francisco State University and possesses several hazmat certificates and instructor/trainer credentials.