Transcript Portsmouth Division Report
Portsmouth Division Report OVERVIEW •Resources at Risk •Unified Command •Supporting Agencies •Response Resources •Other Issues of Interest Portsmouth Division Report Resources at Risk • Environmental • Wetlands • Fish • Blue Crabs • Wading Birds • Birds Portsmouth Division Report Resources at Risk • Industrial / Financial • Inter-coastal Waterway • Shipping • Ship Building / Repair • Marinas / Boating • Nauticus Museum • Cruise Ships Portsmouth Division Report Unified Command • Coast Guard (5th District) / EPA FOSC • Commonwealth of Virginia (SOSC) • Cities of Chesapeake / Portsmouth / Norfolk – IC for initial MVA is Chesapeake FD Chief Portsmouth lessons • Ouzo – Alcohol formulations form emulsions • Glycerin byproduct of biodiesel contains methanol – flammable and changes characteristics • Conventional AFFF do not work on alcohols. Use AR-AFFF RP site • Drums • Lead-Acid Batteries • Caustic • High impact area Portsmouth Division Report Supporting Agencies • EPA Office of Bio-Fuels Response • City of Portsmouth Fire Department • Hazardous Materials Regional Response Team • – Norfolk / Portsmouth / Chesapeake / Virginia Beach / South Tidewater City of Portsmouth / Norfolk Fire Marshal’s Portsmouth Division Report Available Response Resources • Portsmouth Fire Dept. containment booms • Multiple local resources with Elizabeth River Project – Accurate / Marine Environmental – 1,000 ft. of harbor boom – Sorbent Boom / Pads • USCG Boats – VOSS Boat (Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System) • Portsmouth Fire Department boats – 19’ Boat Rapid Response – 47’ Fire Boat Portsmouth Division Report Other Issues of Interest • OSLTF Access is available • AR-AFFF is not available to Portsmouth FD – (Alcohol-resistant aqueous film forming foam) • CERTS-varying degrees of capability. Eyes and ears • Elizabeth River Project – Communication is key (State / Federal / Local) many locals come to them 1st as info clearinghouse • The Pines at Crawford – Privately-owned facility which is available for food resources, bedding, etc. Owners want active involvment Yummy!