The IAFC Hazmat Fusion Center continues its LEPC 101 series featuring LEPC members from around the country to discuss LEPC best practices and current events. In this featured video, members from various Northern Virginia LEPCs participated in the roundtable at the IAFC Headquarters in Chantilly, VA. The participating members are from the Joint Fairfax LEPC, Loudoun County, and Prince William County LEPCs. This is the first of six roundtable videos with moderator Tim Gablehouse leading the discussions.
These videos are provided as resources through the Community Safety Grant that was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to conduct national outreach and training programs to assist communities in enforcing hazardous materials regulations and preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids in emergency incidents, especially in rural areas.
This grant will help communities collaborate, developing knowledge, and capabilities on how to plan for and operate at these events. The trusted voices of the fire department, local emergency planners, and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will lead this message. The community safety grant assists these groups with education, tools, and resources to implement emergency planning, response, and outreach within their communities.