PASS Partners with Fortress Preparedness Services to Offer Active Shooter Awareness Trainings

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Active Shooter Awareness Employee Training Course

Muncie, IN – PASS Training and Compliance and Fortress Preparedness Services have partnered together to offer a training program related to active shooter awareness, preparedness, and prevention.

The program has two course categories, one for all employees and another for management and business owners. These training courses are unique in putting the primary focus on prevention instead of reaction. However, the conclusion of each course also provides safety guidelines should an armed attack occur.

Active Shooter Awareness Manager Training Course

The employee training course focuses on preventative measures including recognizing credible threats, reporting threats to supervision, and operating procedures in the event of an attack. The management course is a comprehensive preparedness module that provides guidance regarding risk assessments, written plans, and drills and training exercises.

The training program was developed by Fortress Preparedness Services. Company information is included below:

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About Fortress Preparedness Services

Mr. Jay Dotson is the owner of Fortress Preparedness Services and the lead instructor for Workplace Violence/Active Shooter training. Jay is certified as an instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Domestic Preparedness. He teaches defensive tactics, active shooter response, martial arts, the Incident Command System, and the National Incident Management System.

Mr. Dotson also is an awareness instructor in the following areas: improvised explosive devices, radiological improvised devices, weapons of mass destruction, and hazardous materials awareness.

His experiences include 25 years with the Muncie Police Department, 30 years at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Security, and 10 years as the Ball Memorial Hospital Security Chief. He is a certified FBI hostage and crisis negotiator and an ILEA-certified basic SWAT operator.

PASS Training & Compliance Now Offering Newly Revised A/B Operator Training in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania UST Class A/B Operator Training

Muncie, IN – PASS, which offers class A, B and C UST Operator Training courses nationwide, has now released a newly revised version of its Pennsylvania class A/B UST Operator Training, approved by Pennsylvania’s state environmental protection regulators.

This training includes updates to reflect newly changed state and federal regulations and is available online now here. Students will be trained to recognize system components, monitor and maintain release detection and prevention equipment, prepare for and respond to an emergency, ensure proper financial responsibility, properly register equipment and have it installed in line with regulation, and inspect and accordingly close sites if needed. The training is self-guided and includes quizzes and examinations designed to ensure learning and maximize retention. Students will receive certificates of completion, available any time online and for printing to display at the proper facilities.

Questions about group pricing and other inquiries can be directed to Raymond R. Rees, PASS Chief Officer of Operations at raymond.rees@passtesting.com.

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PASS Training & Compliance Now Offering Newly Revised A/B Operator Training in Texas

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Muncie, IN – PASS, which offers class A, B and C UST Operator Training courses nationwide, has now released a newly revised version of their Texas class A/B UST Operator Training approved by Texas’ regulators.

This training includes updates to reflect newly changed state and federal regulations and is available online now at passtesting.com .  Students will be trained: to recognize system components, to monitor and maintain release detection and release prevention equipment, to prepare for and respond to an emergency, to ensure proper financial responsibility, to properly register equipment and have it installed according to regulation, and to inspect and properly close sites if needed.  The training is self-guided and includes quizzes and examinations designed to ensure learning and maximize retention. Students will receive certificates of completion and these are available online at any time, and for printing to display at the proper facilities.
Questions about group pricing and other inquiries can be directed to Raymond R. Rees, PASS Chief Officer of Operations, at raymond.rees@passtesting.com

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PASS Training & Compliance Now Offering Newly Revised A/B Operator Training in Illinois

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Muncie, IN – PASS, which offers A/B and C UST Operator Training courses nationwide, has now released a newly revised version of their  A/B Illinois operator training acceptable by Illinois regulators.

This training includes updates to reflect newly changed state and federal regulations and is available online now at passtesting.com .  Students will be trained: to recognize system components, to monitor and maintain release detection and release prevention equipment, to prepare for and respond to an emergency, to ensure proper financial responsibility, to properly register equipment and have it installed according to regulation, and to inspect and properly close sites if needed.  The training is self-guided and includes quizzes and examinations designed to ensure learning and retention. Students will receive certificates of completion and these are available online at any time, and for printing to display at the proper facilities.

Questions about group pricing and other inquiries can be directed to Raymond R. Rees, PASS Chief Officer of Operations, at raymond.rees@passtesting.com

PASS Training & Compliance Now Offering Newly Revised A/B Operator Training in Ohio

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Muncie, IN – PASS, which offers A/B and C UST Operator Training courses nationwide, has now released a newly revised version of their Ohio A/B operator training.

This training includes updates to reflect newly changed state and federal regulations and is available online now at passtesting.com .  Students will be trained: to recognize system components, to monitor and maintain release detection and release prevention equipment, to prepare for and respond to an emergency, to ensure proper financial responsibility, to properly register equipment and have it installed according to regulation, and to inspect and properly close sites if needed.  The training is self-guided and includes quizzes and examinations designed to ensure learning and retention. Students will receive certificates of completion and these are available online at any time, and for printing to display at the proper facilities.

Questions about group pricing and other inquiries can be directed to Raymond R. Rees, PASS Chief Officer of Operations, at raymond.rees@passtesting.com

Colorado Training Latest in PASS Lineup to be Approved

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Colorado’s A/B Operator UST Training has been approved by the state as new Federal EPA regulations go into effect Oct. 13. 2018.

The federal EPA UST regulations were updated in 2015 and states were given three years to revise their regulations to meet EPA standards at a minimum. Many added their own new regulations as well.

PASS has been working for several months with individual states to merge the federal and state regulations.

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Mississippi Training Updated for A/B Operators

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The state of Mississippi has approved the PASS training for A/B operators effective immediately. In Mississippi A/B operators are “Compliance Managers,” and C operators, “Clerks,” but for the purpose of the training they are designated A/B operators and C operators

Due to new EPA Underground Storage Tank (UST) regulations, which go into effective Oct. 13, 2018, all states had to update their regulations to conform to federal regulations at a minimum. Many states, including Mississippi, took this opportunity to update their own regulations also.

Mississippi’s PASS Training is current and ready to be accessed for Mississippi A/B Operators, and you can view our entry on the approved courses list here.

The Mississippi training contains both state and federal regulations. Those taking the test will be certified after they pass the training and that certification will be available online to be printed out. This certification will be recognized by the state of Mississippi.

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Our Updated Class A/B UST Operator Training is Live in Hawaii

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Hawaii State Seal

PASS is pleased to announce that our newly updated Class A/B UST operator training course has been approved in Hawaii. Our course covers all of the federal regulations and has been customized to address Hawaii’s specific requirements.   If your company has facilities in Hawaii keep PASS in mind for your UST operator training needs. !!!

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The EPA has Rules to Prevent AST Spills in Navigable Waters and Shorelines

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EPAWhat is Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Rule better known as SPCC, and do I have to have one for my above ground storage tank? The short answer is yes!

Briefly, the SPCC purpose is to prevent the release of hazardous liquid, including petroleum, into navigable waters and shorelines. The EPA’s SPCC rule’s goal is also to protect public health and the environment. Additionally, it helps owners and operators avoid costly cleanup, which can run into the millions of dollars.

The SPCC regulation requires facilities to develop and implement SPCC Plans.  It also establishes procedures, methods and equipment requirements:

  • Preventing
  • Preparing
  • Responding to oil discharges at specific non-transportation related facilities

Individual SPCC plans must follow engineering practices and be certified by a professional engineer. In some cases, the facility owner or operator can self-certify.

There is an SPCC aggregate capacity rule that also applies.

The total aggregate capacity of AST containers under SPCC must be greater than 1,320 gallons of petroleum. The exceptions include containers of less than 55 gallons, permanently closed containers, motive power containers, or storage containers used exclusively for wastewater treatment.  (A motive power container is an onboard bulk storage container used to power a motor vehicle, or ancillary onboard oil-filled operational equipment.)

In some states, SPCC is just one level of AST compliance. For example, some states have adopted the Steel Tank Institute’s Standard Practice SP001, which helps comply with EPA mandates. SP001 is a valuable resource even if individual state regulators do not require it.

The EPA also reserves the right to regulate AST holding oils of any kind, per verbiage in the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulation (40 CFR Part 112).

Also, “the SPCC regulation does not specifically use the term AST, but rather includes ASTs under the term bulk storage container,” according to the EPA.

The EPA has created a page on their website called Oil Spills Prevention and Preparedness Regulations to define actions are needed, along with this guide/companion site.

New Training Offerings in Four States – Off-Premises Alcohol Seller Training

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Off-Premises Alcohol Seller Training

Today we are excited to begin offering additional Learn2Serve off-premises alcohol seller training in conjunction with 360training.com, a cloud-based employee training/certification company based in Austin, TX. The latest courses added to our catalog cover:

These courses teach individuals how to protect themselves and their businesses from liability; how alcohol negatively affects customers and how to prevent intoxication; how to refuse a sale; how to prevent and handle disturbances; how to check IDs and identify minors; and how to avoid second-party sales.

Upon completion of this course and passage of the final exam, a certificate of training will be available to print.

For Louisiana, the training and exam are specifically approved and targeted for Louisiana. The end results will be to receive a Lousiana Bar Card by completing the training AND passing the exam. After completing training, Louisiana candidates will receive a code to unlock the exam.

To get started with one of these courses check out our training marketplace.

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