Size-up Sunday – Dikes and dams

What are they doing on our containment berm! - HMN

What are they doing on our containment berm! – HMN

If you are lucky to have these views in your first due, are you ready to keep  them safe?

If you are lucky to have these views in your first due, are you ready to keep them safe?

This should have built in secondary containment, what if that failed or was overwhelmed by rain water?

This should have built in secondary containment, what if that failed or was overwhelmed by rain water?

How often does your team practice how to dam, divert, dike, and safely control and contain liquids and prevent extension of your HazMat?

Do you carry maps of the local waterways?

Have you drilled with your local Coast Guard, Fish and Game, or any other stakeholders who may arrive at your scene?

If your team was committed to shutting off the leak, do you have others trained to perform containment measures?

Where will you get sand or dirt if you needed it?  How about heavy equipment?

What if it all happens on a Holiday?

Have a safe and fun Holiday weekend from HazMatNation!

Do you have a back-up plan for getting equipment? - HMN

Do you have a back-up plan for getting equipment? – HMN

Know your first due.  Have a plan.  And a back-up plan.  And train on them. - HMN

Know your first due. Have a plan. And a back-up plan. And train on them. – HMN

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