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New Jersey Train Derailment and Haz-Mat Release Investigative Hearing - Presentations
Washington, DC
7/9/2013 9:00 AM

Agenda & Presentations

DAY 1 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Opening Statement by the Chairman (9:00 – 9:30)

Panel 1: CONRAIL BRIDGE OPERATIONS (9:30 – 10:30)

 

Witnesses

Federal Railroad Administration

 

    • Les Fiorenzo, Regional Administrator
    •  

      Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)

    • Neil Ferrone, Chief Risk Officer
    • Wilbert den Ouden, Conrail Conductor
    • Mark Mather Conrail Locomotive Engineer
    • Tim Tierney, Conrail Vice President / Chief Engineer
    •  

      Technical Panel

      Ted Turpin (Chair)
      Steve Jenner
      Jim Southworth
      Dave Watson

       

Panel 2: INITIAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (1:55 – 3:05)

Witnesses

    Borough of Paulsboro

    • Chief Alfonso G. Giampola, Paulsboro Fire Department
    • Deputy Chief Gary C. Stevenson, Paulsboro Fire Department
    • Captain Vernon Marino, Paulsboro Police Department

    Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)

    • Neil Ferrone Chief Risk Officer
    • Gary Fillingame, Trainmaster

    Paulsboro Refining Company

    • Patrick Robinson, Emergency Services Superintendent

Technical Panel

Rick Downs (Chair)
Paul Stancil
Steve Jenner
Muhamed El-Zoghbi

 

DAY 2 – Wednesday July 10, 2013

Panel 3: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT MANAGEMENT (9:00 – 10:00)

 Witnesses

    Paulsboro Office of Emergency Management

    • Glenn Roemmich, Emergency Management Coordinator

    Gloucester County Emergency Response

    • Jack DeAngelo, Deputy Emergency Manager

    New Jersey Department of Health

    • Joe Eldridge, Director of Environmental & Occupational Health Services

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

    • Gregory Cade, Director Government Affairs

    International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

    • Chief Robert Royall, Chairman of Hazardous Material Committee and
      Assistant Chief, Emergency Operations, Harris County, Texas

Technical Panel

Steve Blackistone (Chair)
Paul Stancil
Gary Helmer
Erik Grosof

 

Panel 4: STATE AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIONS (1:30 – 2:30)

Witnesses

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

    • Robert Van Fossen, Director of Emergency Management

    New Jersey Department of Health

    • Joe Eldridge, Director of Environmental & Occupational Health Services

    New Jersey State Police (Office of Emergency Management)

Technical Panel

John Vorderbrueggen (Chair)
Paul Stancil
Larry Bowling
Muhamed El-Zoghbi

 

Closing Remarks (4:30)




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