27 Graduate from Hazmat Technician Course

By November 18, 2016Uncategorized
Twenty-one members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department were among the 27 graduates of a recent hazardous materials technician course. Photo courtesy Peter Gustafson.

Twenty-one members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department were among the 27 graduates of a recent hazardous materials technician course. Photo courtesy Peter Gustafson.

by Nicole Mooradian

Twenty-one members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with five members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department and one member of the London Fire Brigade, graduated from hazardous materials technician training Nov. 4.

The four-week course at Del Valle Regional Training Center in Castaic began Oct. 11 and covered chemistry, meters, suiting and more. Students also participated in a variety of scenarios and attended lectures given by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Hazardous Materials Coordinator Fire Captain Stephen Bartram of the Homeland Security Section.

Following their graduation, 17 of the Los Angeles County firefighters joined hazardous materials crews.

This is the first time in years that the Fire Department has hosted its own hazardous materials technician course. Generally, courses are offered through the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services California Specialized Training Institute in San Luis Obispo.

Congratulations to the graduates:

  • Fire Captain Larry Chavez
  • Fire Fighter Tom Cavanaugh
  • Fire Fighter Joshua Domel
  • Fire Fighter Carl Guillemet
  • Fire Fighter Wayne Tinsley
  • Fire Fighter Richard Conejo
  • Fire Fighter Adam DeHart
  • Fire Fighter Johnny Matamoros
  • Fire Fighter Kyle DeMeyer
  • Fire Fighter Raul Macias
  • Fire Fighter Kenny Koester
  • Fire Fighter Derek Tryon
  • Fire Fighter Justin Raden
  • Fire Fighter David Haws
  • Fire Fighter Harry Morales
  • Fire Fighter Carlos Hernandez
  • Fire Fighter Christian Muro
  • Fire Fighter Joseph Forgey
  • Fire Fighter Ernesto Vasquez
  • Fire Fighter Thomas Chavez
  • Fire Fighter Michael Nicolaides
  • Tamara Chick, LAFD
  • Guillermo Aguirre, LAFD
  • Refugio Jaime, LAFD
  • Dennis Lefevre, LAFD
  • Roman De La Torre, LAFD
  • Peter Gustafson, London Fire Brigade