CTIF Commission for Hazardous Materials
Roman Sykora, Austria
Nigel Blumire, United Kingdom
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland
Main activities / purpose of commission:
- Exchange of Lessons Learned with other Member Countries
- Cooperation with other Commissions and Agencies (CTIF, FEU, UN, EU,…)
- Evaluation of Hazmat education and courses for firefighters in the different countries.
- LNG - Liquified Natural Gas: Tactics and Experiences
- Interactive database for Dangerous Goods.
- Work on the adoption of common approaches to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents for First Responders.
- Knowledge exchange of CBRNE and Toxic Industrial Material/Chemical tactics
- Strengthen awareness in the area of safety and security for first responders
- Enlarge the number of participating CTIF Member Countries
- And much more
Way of Work:
The Hazmat Commission consists of working groups assigned to specific projects or new challenges.
Way of Communication:
We meet twice a year, with our member countries serving as hosts on a rotating basis. The Hazmat Commission is also using various types of media to interact with the working groups between our meetings.
Products of Commission:
The Hazmat Commission outputs in various ways. Lessons learned from the member countries are disseminated at a national level. Articles are produced on different topics and there is active participation in other Commissions and international groups to help our worldwide firefighter family provide a safer and more secure way of life.