Risk-Based Response: Nick Vent

The Hazmat Legends Series presents more than 25 nationally recognized leading hazmat responders – with more than 900 years of combined boots on the ground experience. As influential instructors, widely read authors and hazmat responders, they have seen it all and now in this exciting and comprehensive series, they explain how and why hazmat teams do the things they do. These exciting programs cover it all – whether you have new recruits to train or want to provide a stimulating refresher for your team.

Risk-Based Response examines key issues in the latest edition of NFPA 472 – Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. This program covers important issues related to safe hazmat response – whether you have new recruits to train or want to provide a stimulating refresher for your team.

Nick Vent is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and Supervising Environmental Health Specialist with the County of San Diego, Environmental Health Department, Hazardous Materials Division (HMD). He is the supervisor and an instructor for San Diego County’s Joint Hazardous Incident Response Team (HIRT) and most of the Fire and Law Enforcement agencies in the County of San Diego. Nick has a degree in Occupational Health and was an analytical chemist for 10 years. He also was the Facility Manager and chemist for a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility in San Diego for 3 years, and has now been with the HMD for over 27 years. Nick Vent has responded to or managed over 11,000 incidents. In this clip, Nick discusses the Escondido, California ‘bomb house’ which was packed with the largest cache of homemade explosives, bomb-making chemicals, hand grenades and other explosives ever discovered in the U.S.

 

And now for a limited time, the Hazmat Legends Series, along with four resource CD-ROMs with PowerPoint presentations, testing materials, risk management case studies, and additional resources to help instructors with seminar presentations, can be yours for FREE when you purchase the Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident Series. Check here for more details . . .

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