Identifying Requirements for Reporting Hazardous Materials Storage to Local Fire Departments

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By Carl Blanksvard


The problem was that the Rock Springs Fire Department did not have a method to collect hazardous materials storage information. The purpose of the research was to identify requirements and methods to collect that information from facilities within the city of Rock Springs. A descriptive research methodology was utilized to answer the research questions. The literature review and interviews identified how government agencies, fire departments, and industry maintained and reported hazardous materials storage. The data regulations required was compared to the data industry and fire departments used to maintain hazardous materials inventory. Recommendations were made to enhance reporting of hazardous materials storage information. Further recommendations were made to ensure required storage information was submitted within the city of Rock Springs.