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March 8, 2013

Nellis bioenvironmental trains for chemical emergencies

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

Senior Airman Nicholas Johnson and Staff Sgt. Lewis Carter, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, bioenvironmental engineers, and Airman 1st Class Matthew Ohara, 99th Civil Engineer emergency management journeyman, apply the lessons they learned during Integrated Response Training Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Integrated Base Response Training is a five day-long workshop that provides emergency responders with an opportunity to employ homeland defense and expeditionary detection equipment in realistic scenarios.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

Staff Sgt. Lewis Carter, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer craftsman, uses a TVA1000B Toxic Vapor Analyzer to quantify the amount of harmful vapors in the air during a simulated chemical spill Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In this scenario, Carter had to measure and record the amount of hydrogen sulfide gas created from a semi-truck colliding with a train.

 




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