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aB Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Plumas County Hazardous Materials Team's history INSIDE THE FIREHOUSE TOM FORSTER Assistant Fire Chief Plumas Eureka Fire Department to River that killed fish and plant life for more than 43 miles. This incident resulted in some funding being made available from the California Department of Toxic Sub- stance Control for local train- ing and equipment. Then, in 1993, there was a large leak from a 30,000-gallon propane tank located in East Quincy. Firefighters from the Quincy Fire Department re- sponded, given the serious danger of the leaking gas find- ing an ignition source and ex- ploding. With no local special- ized Plumas County resources to call, the Butte County Haz- ardous Materials Team was contacted for help. It offered to send some people to give technical advice, but could not send any equipment. With the technical support from Butte County, the Quin- cy firefighters improvised and stopped the leak six hours lat- er, after about 20,000 gallons had been lost. Following this potentially disastrous inci- dent, the Plumas County Of- fice of Emergency Services, under the leadership of Quin- cy Fire Department Chief and OES Director Andy Anderson, coordinated sending members from various agencies for Hazardous Materials Techni- cian training at the California See Firehouse, page 5B Quincy Fire Department Chief and Plumas County HazMat Team leader Robbie Cassou conducted several table top exercises as part of the class. Photos submitted SEAMLESS One of my wife's favorite movies is "Ghostbusters." Re- member the tagline for their business, "Who you gonna call?" Do you know who han- dles emergency responses to incidents involving haz- ardous materials in Plumas County? Who you gonna call? 911 of course, but who re- sponds? Who staffs, funds and controls the Plumas County Hazardous Materials Team? The answers might surprise you. The Plumas County Haz- ardous Materials Team has been in existence for more than 16 years. It has no full- or even part-time staff, and exists and survives primarily through volunteers, staff on loan from various agencies, and grant funding and other contribu- tions from several agencies. How did it all get started? In 1991 there was a railroad accident near Dunsmuir, Calif., resulting in a large pes- ticide spill into the Sacramen- N GUTTERS Save decks & siding from water damage Downspouts water diverter . Custom installation .................. Adds value & appeal to your house 22 Different Colors Are You Possib e Hazardous materials specialist Frank Williams provided training on the HazMat truck to students at a recent First Responder Operational class held at Graeagle Fire Department for Plumas County students. " _ .... :7 .......... . 09 FORD F150 SUPER CAB / 4X4 Razor red, loaded, PW, PL, tilt, cruise, security system, running boards, alloy wheels, tow pkg v,. "9,561 SAVIItlGSII QAC DISCOUNT 3,061 *REBATES 6,500 s26,824 After Discounts & Rebates *Includes $1,000 rebate with Ford Motor Credit For ALL of your automotive needs!   Parts & Service Hours: 283 5680   Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm n  Sales Hours: C Ik.I Ir4l'v" $ LEI' Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm 388 Crescent St., Quincy (by the airport) tax professionals help you every possible deduction & credit. Y First Time Homebuyer Credit Sales Tax on New Vehicles " Energy Credits ,7 Education Credits & Deduction Unemployment Income Exemption  Personal & Business Taxes. Available All Year! Free Efiling & Fast Refunds Webcam & Phone Interviews Available. Haws, Theobald & Auman, PC- Offices: " Susanville " : (530) 257-1040 Chester (530) 258-2272 : Gary is a domestic short hair. He's very loving and enjoys everyone who pets him. Lulu is a Lab/Sharpei cross. She is about 1 year old and is not spayed. She loves people and has a sweet dis- position. She needs a fenced yard. Shelter hours are Monday and Friday 8am - 5pro, Wednesdays 10-7pm, closed 1-2pm for lunch and closed weekends. Plumas Animal Services charges a $10 fee and license fees are $5 per year. An officer will deliver a pet to the adopting party's veterinary of choice to have the animal altered in completion of the adoption requirement. For more information, call @ii 283-3673 or visit AMERICAN VALLEY ANIMAL HOSPITAL We carry a wide selection of pet food and Flea & Tick products 283-4500  Alta & Lee Rd. Quincy T"