Atlantic Partners EMS has partnered with Life Safety Specialists, Inc. to expand our training offerings and bring over 30 years of technical training expertise to the classroom. Below are some of the offerings available from Life Safety Specialists. For a complete list of services and contact information please visit them at
Respirator Fit Testing Services
Qualitative – Bitrex, Smoke or Quantitative – Portacount
General Consulting: Management and evaluation of training programs, training vendors, on-site and off-site response teams.
Site-specific Hazard Analysis: Hazard analysis for companies that need assistance identifying, controlling, and/or eliminating specific safety hazards. Emergency response planning for facilities and response teams.
Exercise: Developing, conducting and evaluating exercises utilizing the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program
Courses and Training
ICS Position Specific Training Courses for the Water Sector Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) Responders
This course covers the roles and responsibilities of the Requesting Utility Authorized Representative, the Mutual Aid/Assistance Manager, the Staging Area Manager and the Responding Utility Authorized Representative positions. Participants are not required to be members of their state WARN.
Planning Section Chief (PSC)
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate through discussion and exercises, an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of an effective Planning Section Chief (PSC). The PSC manages the Resources Unit, the Situation Unit, the Documentation Unit and the Demobilization Unit.
Logistics Section Chief (LSC)
Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate through discussion and exercises, an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of an effective Logistics Section Chief (LSC).
Situation Unit Leader (SITL)
At the end of the unit, the students will be able to describe the function of the Situation Unit and the roles and responsibilities of the Situation Unit Leader (SITL).
Introduction to the Proposed Construction Confined Space Standard
This course will review the proposed Standard, including the new space classifications, the requirements for Hazard Identification, Control and Isolation, the new roles of the Host Employer and Controlling Contractors and the new rescue requirements.
Classifying Permit-required confined spaces
This three hour course will enable the participant to evaluate permit required confined spaces for the purpose of classifying them as non-permit spaces using alternate procedures or reclassification.
Developing & Evaluating Confined Space Rescue Teams
This three hour course will enable the participant to evaluate rescue services that are provided by internal or external Confined Space Rescue Teams.
Developing a Fall Protection Program for W&WW Operators
This 3 hour course is designed to train Supervisors that have the responsibility to develop and manage a Fall Protection Program in order to protect employees from falls in the workplace.
Introduction to Fall Retrieval and Rescue Procedures & Equipment
This 3 hour course is designed for employees that are expected to rescue victims that have suffered a fall while wearing fall arrest equipment. The victim must be rescued in timely manner to avoid further injury and even death. Facility rescuers must also be protected during the rescue attempt.
Fire Extinguisher Train-the-Trainer
This three hour program will train the facility’s in-house trainer to present a fire extinguisher training class to facility personnel. The course covers OSHA requirements and recommendations from the National Fire Protection Association. It also includes a Power Point Presentation, a student manual
and course completion cards on a disk.
Respirator Fit Testing Train-the-Trainer
This three hour program will train the facility’s in house trainer to conduct respirator fit testing of facility personnel. The course covers OSHA requirements as they apply to fit testing. Participants should have a current respirator program. This course includes a Power Point Presentation, a Student Manual and a fit test completion card on a disk.
Introduction to NIMS, ICS, and the NIPP
This three hour program is designed to provide guidance for Water & Wastewater Utilities with regards to the requirements of implementing the Incident Command component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) when planning to meet the requirements of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
Introduction to the Components of the EPA Toolbox for W&WW Security
This three hour course we will review the six components of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the introduction of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPPS), the introduction of ICS 300 Unified Command and the use of the EPA Toolbox to meet the requirements of using an Incident Command System in the Utilities Emergency response Plan which must be based on the hazards identified in the Vulnerability’s Analysis.
Introduction to Unified Command (ICS 300) for W&WW Utilities
This three hour program is designed to provide guidance for Water & Wastewater Utilities with regards to the requirements of implementing the Incident Command component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) when planning to meet the requirements of the Pubic Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.
Implementing ICS 200 in the Water Sector
To provide the participant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to implement the training learned from the pre-requisite online courses and to introduce the State and Federal programs and resources available to the water sector. This course builds on the ICS 200 Single Resources & Initial Actions Incidents course.
Chemical Terminology and Research Review
This refresher course covers the use of commonly available book and computer based hazmat, medical, and trade materials in order to research the hazards, etc of potentially released or released hazardous chemicals.
Detection and Monitoring
This refresher course covers the basic principles of single and multi-gas meters, pH/multi-range paper, and PID’s. Selection, use, safety, limitations, interpretation, maintenance, testing/calibration, decon, trouble shooting, etc. Course designed around commonly utilized devices on State and Municpal teams.
Dome Clamps, 306/406 Drilling
This refresher course covers the basic principles and skills needed to safely apply and secure MC-306/DOT 406 domes with approved dome clamps. The second part covers the basic principles and skills needed to safely drill through the MC-306/DOT 406 in order to access and off load product. Course designed around one of several methods available to technicians.
Emergency, Mass and Technical Decon
Part 1 – This refresher course covers the basic principles and skills to safely perform decontamination activities in several different scenarios. Site selection, staffing requirements, equipment, water and solution requirements. PPE selection discussion.
Part 2- This session takes the techniques reviewed in part 1 and allows the students to practice those techniques in several hands-on exercises
Grounding and Bonding for Emergency Response
This refresher course covers the basic principles and skills needed to safely perform Grounding and Bonding on non-bulk, Intermediate bulk and bulk containers. Course designed around the commonly available equipment utilized by State and Municipal technician teams.
HazMat Operations Refresher
This refresher course covers basic principles and skills in the following areas: safety, ICS, PPE (selection, don/doff level A/B) emergency and technical decon, defensive tactical skills, etc. Students must be 1910.134 compliant.
HazMat Technician Refresher
These programs can be customized to a department’s or team’s specific needs. Open enrollment programs will list our principles and skills to be covered. Students must be 1910.134 compliant.
HazWaste Site Worker refresher
This refresher course covers basic principles and skills in the following areas: safety, ICS, PPE (selection, don/doff level A/B) emergency and technical decon, sampling and defensive tactical skills, etc. Students must be 1910.134 compliant.
Plug and Patching
This refresher course covers the basic principles and skills needed to safely assess, attempt to slow down, capture product, to plug and/or patch certain containers, pipelines, valves, etc. Course designed around commonly available devices/materials utilized by technicians.
Respiratory and PPE Selection, Testing, Use, Don/Doff
This refresher course covers the basic principles and skills needed to safely don/doff commonly available SCBA. Course will cover APR’s, Type C respirators, SAR’s including common operation and safety issues. The second part covers the basic principles needed to safely select, understand limitations, inspect, test if available, don/doff, decon, and operate in. Chemical compatibility chart utilization will be covered. Student must be 1910.143 compliant if wearing SCBA, etc.
Team/Site Operating Practices
This course covers basic operating principles that every hazmat team needs in order to organize, respond to, and operates at a hazmat incident. NFPA 471,472,473, OSHA 1910.120, 1910.134, and the Maine State WMD DST and RRT FOG are overviewed.