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MatSE Soft Materials Seminar

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Materials Science and Engineering Department
100 Materials Science and Engineering Building
Sep 7, 2021   4:00 pm  
David Wisher, Fire Prevention Officer, Urbana Fire Department
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MatSE Soft Materials Seminar Calendar

"What to expect when you call 911:  Laboratory safety preparedness and emergency response"


Are you prepared for an emergency in the lab?


Did you ever wonder what happens when you call 911?


David Wisher of the Urbana Fire Department will discuss the prevention of fires and other emergencies, how to be prepared for laboratory emergencies, and how to respond in case of an emergency.  He will provide an account of the series of events that could unfold, from the 911 call all the way to hazardous materials spill or exposure mitigation and underscore the importance of the preparation and familiarization with emergency procedures.


David Wisher is a Fire Prevention Officer at the Urbana Fire Department, with over 32 years of service.  He spent 26 years in the Urbana FD, retiring as Captain.  His certifications include Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Technical Rescue Technician.

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