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March 2024 Meeting

Wednesday, March 13th | 11:30am-1:00pm | Meeting Location: City of Plano EOC

Join us for our monthly association meeting and training on Wednesday, March 13th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the City of Plano EOC! We'll be joined by special guest, David Atkinson, the Regional Training Coordinator with TEEX. David will be speaking on NFPA 704 in regards to the identification of Hazardous Materials as it relates to fire inspections and fire prevention.

Fire inspectors and fire prevention officers play a crucial role in ensuring public safety and mitigating potential risks associated with hazardous materials. Their knowledge of the NFPA 704 is instrumental in this endeavor. The NFPA 704 standard provides a clear and universally recognized system for identifying the hazards posed by various materials. This includes information on the health, flammability, instability, and special hazards of a substance. By understanding NFPA 704, fire inspectors and prevention officers can swiftly and accurately assess the potential dangers in a given situation, enabling them to make informed decisions on pre-fire planning, evacuation procedures, emergency response, and containment measures. This standardized approach enhances communication among emergency responders and ensures a coordinated effort in handling incidents involving hazardous materials, ultimately safeguarding both the public and first responders.


Members receive FREE lunch and a 1 hour CE certificate issued by TEEX is included in your membership. The cost is $15 for non-members. If you would like to become a member of FPANT, please visit

David E. Atkinson is a distinguished professional currently serving as the Regional Training Coordinator for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Extension Group within the Public Sector Division of the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI). Before joining TEEX in November of 2023, David served at the Eastman Chemical Company in Longview, Texas for 25 years where he finished his career there as the Fire Chief.

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