DKB Tank Truck Safety Training with West Springfield FD

Posted by Matt Manoli on Apr 30, 2012 9:11:00 AM

This month Matt spent some time with the guys at the West Springfield Fire Department conducting tanker safety training. The focus of training is getting firefighters familiar with all the wiring and emergency shutoff setups in new tank trucks so that in the event of a rollover or emergency, they can respond more easily. Obviously we have seen incidents in the past where hazmat loads have caused a lot of damage - Matt's goal is to make it a lot easier for Firefighters to respond, because they are familiar with the workings of the truck, so we can avoid catastrophes.

We loved spending time with the West Springfield Fire Department, a group of well trained professionals, they were an absolute pleasure to spend time with.

You can check out a write up by the Springfield Republican on the training at masslive.com - click here to go directly to the article 

 

Fire fighter observing a lecture from a Dennis K. Burke driver

(Photo by John Suchocki: The Republican)

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Topics: Safety, Firefighter Safety Training

Burke trains firefighters in Holyoke

Posted by Matt Manoli on Jul 13, 2011 1:00:00 PM

Matt Manoli, Dennis K Burke's Safety Director, hit the road again for more Firefighter Training on Tankers. The goal of the free training, which Matt has done at several Fire Departments throughout Massachusetts, is to provide firefighters an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the trucks and their shut offs and safety features in a non-emergency situation. Each of the firefighters has a chance to climb in and on the truck, turn on release valves, and learn about changes in safety technology.

Here's some photos of the Holyoke training session:

Group of fire fighters around a Dennis K. Burke truck recieving training   Group of fire fighters around a Dennis K. Burke truck recieving training  Fire fighter working the controls of a refueling truck      

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Topics: Firefighter Safety Training, Holyoke, Massachusetts

Tank Truck Safety Training in Saugus

Posted by Matt Manoli on Apr 25, 2011 2:45:00 PM

Matt Manoli holding up a hazardous materials tag

Matt, Dennis K Burke's Saefty Director was onsite this month training Saugus Firefighters!

Here's a link to the article featured on wickedlocal.com : "Saugus Firefighters Train on Tankers"

Two firefighters on top of a Dennis K. Burke refueling truck training

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Topics: Firefighter Safety Training

Melrose Firefighters Learn about Fuel Truck Safety Features

Posted by Matt Manoli on Apr 18, 2011 1:57:00 PM

MELROSE FREE PRESS

Melrose Firefighters Learn About Fuel Truck Safety Features

by Andy Frongillo

 

MELROSE – Earlier this month, Melrose firefighters were brought up-to-date with the latest fuel tank and trailer safety technology.

At the request of Melrose Fire Department, Dennis K. Burke, Inc. brought their company’s safety team to the Main Street firehouse to help firemen learn more about fuel truck safety. The Chelsea-based fuel distributor offered presentation on three days to accommodate the shifts and schedules of the firemen. Burke recently offered similar programs to the Revere, Cambridge and Norwood Fire Departments.

When the Burke Safety Team visits with one of the local Fire Departments, they take along a fuel trailer for firefighters to get a hands-on tour of current trailer technology.

“For many of these guys, it’s the first opportunity to check out these vehicles in a non-emergency situation,” notes Burke Safety Director Matt Manoli. “We try to share our drivers’ experiences. We address some of the hazards that drivers might encounter while making deliveries or just traveling through the city.”

There were great discussions regarding placarding, responding to hazards, and learning about a trailer’s emergency shut-off mechanisms. Emphasizing that it was a hands-on demonstration, Manoli then pointed to the top of the trailer and urged the firemen to climb up and look inside the tank compartments, ask questions and try to get familiar with the vehicle’s emergency safety features.

 “For 50 years, our focus has been on delivering fuel safely,” adds Manoli, “we’re really proud of the reputation we’ve earned over the years, and this additional role that we can play in our community.”

  

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Topics: Safety, Firefighter Safety Training, Melrose