Hazardous Materials Training Program

California Specialized Training Institute
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Hazardous Materials Training ProgramThe California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Training Division and the California Specialized Training Institute (Cal OES/ CSTI ) is considered the nation’s premier training venue in the area of Hazardous Materials response training and education. CSTI is authorized under Government Code §8574.20 (e) to provide a single coordinated standardized curriculum which CSTI has developed to train and certify Hazmat outreach instructors. There are currently 2,000+ instructors certified under CSTI’s outreach program.

CSTI’s Hazardous Materials courses are comprehensive and exceed national training standards in the field of Hazmat response training. Standards for the Hazmat training program are found both in the Federal Code of Regulations and in theCalifornia Code of Regulations. Over 280,000 responders have graduated from CSTI courses since the program began in 1989.

HazMat History

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HazMat History
Bay Bridge Incident

​LEPC Contacts

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Chairs
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Staff
HMEP Planning Grant Administrator: Neverley Shoemake (916) 845-8765, neverley.shoemake@caloes.ca.gov
CSTI HMEP Training Grant Coordinator: (805) 549-3404, hmoutreach@caloes.ca.gov
CSTI Training Liaison: Jacob Volkov (805) 549-3203, jacob.volkov@caloes.ca.gov



​Cal OES Liaisons

​Region I

Randy Alva
Los Angeles County Fire Battalion Chief, Retired
Cell Phone: (626) 800-9665
E-mail: randyalva@hotmail.com

Region I

Jeanne Garcia
Cal OES, Southern Region
4671 Liberty Avenue, Bldg. 283
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Office Phone: (562) 795-2935
E-mail: jeanne.garcia@caloes.ca.gov

​Region II

Lisa Baker
Oakland Fire Department
150 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Office Phone: (510) 238-6726
Cell Phone: (510) 755-5807
E-mail: lbaker@oaklandnet.com

​Region II


Region III

William Fuller
Yuba City Fire Department
824 Clark Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
Phone: (530) 822-4809
E-mail: wfuller@yubacity.net

Region III

JeriLyn Anderson
Cal OES, Inland Region
9955 Live Oak Blvd.
Live Oak, California 95953
Cell Phone: (916) 616-1401
E-mail: jerilyn.anderson@caloes.ca.gov

​Region IV

Jerry Apodoca
Sacramento Fire Department
5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95822
Phone: (916) 808-1693
E-mail: japodaca@sacfire.org

​Region IV

Dana Ellis
Cal OES, Inland Region (Central)
630 Sequoia Pacific Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 657-9372
E-mail: dana.ellis@caloes.ca.gov

​Region V

David Rea
Kern County Fire
5642 Victor St.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Office Phone: (661) 391-7000
Cell Phone: (661) 747-7170
Email: drea@co.kern.ca.us

Region V

Patti Tran
Cal OES, Inland Region (Mutual Aid Region V)
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room-181
Fresno, CA 93721
Cell Phone: (916) 709-3497
E-mail: patti.tran@caloes.ca.go

​Region VI


Dan Coots
TCR Industries Inc.
Office Phone: (714) 521-5222 Ext 107
E-mail: danc@tcrindustries.com

Stephen Mayville
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, Retired
Cell Phone: (714) 614-8814
E-mail: sdm0218@roadrunner.com

Region VI

Yolande Love
Cal OES, Southern Region
4671 Liberty Avenue, Bldg. 283
Los Alamitos, California 90720
Office Phone: (562) 795-2904
E-mail: yolande.love@caloes.ca.gov



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