Fire-EMS Law

Chemical Safety Seminar 2021

Check out the UC News article: UC's terrorism and security class to be taught nationwide

By Nathan Jorgensen

"The University of Cincinnati's course titled Terrorism and Homeland Security soon will be a model course taught nationwide through the U.S. Fire Administration's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education program".

Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 (9 am – 11:30 am). Limited space, if wish to attend in person, RSVP Prof. Lawrence Bennett, Esq., Program Chair, Fire Science & Emergency Management, UC (Cell 513-470-2744).

UC SEMINAR Can be watched on YouTube: Chemical Safety & Emergency Responders

00:08 SEMINAR WELCOME: Larry Bennett [member Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit]

01:35 Sharonville Fire Department - Battalion Chief Chris Ellis, – with Arson Dog, Sonnet CHEMICAL COMPANIES / BEST PRACTICES WITH EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

06:09 Andrew Law –DuBois Chemical (Cinn), VP, Engineering and Regulatory; SHARONVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT: Battalion Chief Chris Ellis:

18:51 Rob Paxton – Shepherd Chemical - Global EHS & Sustainability (Cincinnati) and NORWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT: Lt. Erik Blevins:

32:49 Carolyn Grogan, Arcadis U.S (Columbus), and MIAMI TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Chief Steve Kelly [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

01:06:12 Al Cowie, Regional Health & Safety Manager, Univar Solutions, and WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT, Assistant Fire Chief Randy Hanifen, [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

01:30:04 Airgas Company: Dan Podany, (Plant Manager, Moraine, OH) and Christopher Pastore (Operations Mgr., Cincinnati), GLENDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BJ Jetter, Assistant Fire Chief MORE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS

01:44:21 LAW ENFORCEMENT: Rob Warfel, Esq., retired FBI Special Agent; Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Xavier University [UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor]

02:06:38 TOLEDO FIRE DEPARTMENT: Robert Krause, Ed.D, Battalion Chief, Toledo Fire Department [UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof.]

02:27:31 GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT: BJ Jetter, Ph.D., Assistant Fire Chief, Glendale Fire Department; Safety Service Director at City of Deer Park; Duty Officer, Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit [U.C. Fire Science Adjunct Professor] Teaches FST 4086 – MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - Spring 1 (1/10/2022 – 2/27/2022) – with Randy Hanifen, PhD.


02:43:27 TOUR: GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT TRAILER - Dennis Waldbillig, Duty Officer, Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit


NEW LOCATION / MORE SPACE: Sharonville Fire Department, Station 86: 11637 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246, Phone: (513) 563-0252. Host: Battalion Chief Chris Ellis, Cell 513-623-9314

8:30 am PRE-SEMINAR TOUR: GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT VEHICLES: B.J. Jetter, Ph.D., Greater Cincinnati HAZMAT Unit; and Dennis Waldbillig

9 am: SEMINAR WELCOME: Dean John Weidner, UC College of Engineering & Applied Science



  • HAZMAT: BJ Jetter, Ph.D., GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT - Safety Service Director at City of Deer Park; U.C. Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 4086 – MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS - Spring 1 (1/10/2022 – 2/27/2022) 

Rick Ginn, GREATER CINCINNATI HAZMAT UNIT; employed at Praxair/Linde

Randy Hanifen, Ph.D., Assistant Fire Chief, West Chester Fire Department, UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof. FST 4086 - MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Rob Warfel, Esq., retired FBI Special Agent; Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, Xavier University; UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 3021 - TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECURITY; PowerPoint Presentation
  • HOMELAND SECURITY: Steve Kelly: Fire Chief, Miami Township Fire Department; UC Fire Science Adjunct Professor, FST 3021 - TERRORISM & HOMELAND SECURITY 
  • FIRE SCIENCE PORTFOLIO: Robert Krause, Ed.D, Battalion Chief, Toledo Fire Department; UC Fire Science Adjunct Prof.; PowerPoint Presentation


DuBois Chemicals plant, 3630 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241 - Host: Andrew Law, DuBois Chemical; 554-4209. RSVP: Prof. Lawrence BennettKimberly Demko, UC Assistant Prof / Career Education – Student Internships ; Cell 513-258-7114.

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Lawrence T. Bennett, Esq.

  • Larry Bennett is Program Chair, Fire Science & Emergency Management at the University of Cincinnati.  He has been an attorney since 1970, and an Ohio certified firefighter (FF I) and emergency medical technician (EMT-B) since 1980.   
  • Case summaries update in his textbook, Fire Service Law (Second Edition)
    • Published in Jan. 2017 by Waveland Press - contact Neil Rowe,; ISBN 978-1-4786-3397-6; book available at Waveland Press site
  • Textbook is used in the National Fire Academy’s “degrees at a distance” course, Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection.
  • EMS cases are updated Bennett's free, online textbook: EMS LAW - LEGAL LESSONS LEARNED
    • Published June 2018 by scholar@UC - ISBN:  978-1-949104-03-5 DOI: 0.7945/C2NX1Z; book available at scholar@UC.
  • For questions and comments, please contact or 513-470-2744 (cell).


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TEXTBOOK: EMS LAW (Third Edition, 2020); FREE ONLINE TEXTBOOK: (ISBN: 978-1-949104-05-9); (2nd Edition 2018; 1st Edition 2012);

TEXTBOOK: FIRE SERVICE LAW (Second Edition, 2017) (ISBN 978-1-4786-3397-6); Waveland Press (First Edition – Prentice Hall, 2008).


Fire Science Required Textbooks, by Course
UC Class Session Class Title Instructor Textbook Title ISBN
FST1077 First Problem Solving Eric Reiners/ Doug Wehmeyer Mathematics & Problem Solving for Fire Service Personnel, Mahoney 9780135028254
FST1093 Second EMS Legal & Politics Larry Bennett/ Mark Johnston Free Online Textbook 9781949104059
FST2009 Full FIRE TACTICS Thomas Lakamp Structural Firefighting Strategy & Tactics (w/Nav2 Advantage Access) by Klaene/ Jones & Bartlett Learning 9781284180299
FST2079  Second  FIREFIGHTER SAFETY Brian Carlson Ford, T. (2017). Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (2nd ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. 9780134323336
FST3019 First  BLDG CONST FIRE PRO Brian Carlson Brannigan, F. L. & Corbett, G. P. (2019). Brannigan’s Building Construction for the Fire Service, (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. 1284177319 / 978-1284177312
FST3021 Full TERRORISM EMER. RESPONDERS Lawrence Bennett Free Text  
FST3043/ 6043 Second COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE Wilhelm Mueller Free Text  
FST3047  Second INTRO EMERG. MGT. Jonathan Westendorf Haddow, G. D., Bullock, J. A., & Coppola, D. P. (2016). Introduction to emergency management (6th ed.). Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann. Cambridge 978-0-12-803064-6
FST3081 Second ANALYTICAL APPROACHES FIRE/EMS Demond Simmons 1. Applications of Fire Research & Improvement by M.R. Gunderson & J. T. Lindsey (10/30/2020)  2. Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association (7th ed).   3.  Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, & Mixed Methods Approach by J.W. Creswell &  J.D. Creswell (12/19/2017) 1. 9781284206456   2. 1433832151   3. 1506386709
FST3085  First POLITICAL AND LEGAL Lawrence Bennett  Fire Service Law Waveland Press 9781478633976
FST3092 First BUDGET & COMM.

Mark Kissling/

Mark Ober

Financial Management for Public, Health, and Not-for-Profit Organizations, by Steven A. Finkler, Daniel L. Smith, Thad D. Calabrese and Robert M. Purtell (Published by SAGE, 5th edition                                                                                          Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach, by Kathryn Rentz and Paula Lentz (McGraw-Hill, 2048).   This online textbook is currently used for ENGL 4091 Business Writing, a course taught through the English Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.  9781506326849 & 9781259565878
FST4050 Second EMR Haz Materials BJ Jetter

Hazardous Material Managing the Incident  Fourth Edition; Noll, Gregory and. Hildebrand, Michael S: publisher Jones and Barlett

Reference Only: Homeland Security Principles and Practices of Terrorism Response, Maniscalco, Paul and Christen, Hank T. Publisher Jones and Bartlett 

 ISBN 978-1-4496-7084-9

 ISBN 978-0-7637-5785-4

FST 4072  Second  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY Michael Gabennesch Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 6th Edition 978-0-87912-312-3
FST 4073  Second INTRO INDUS HYGIENE Michael Gabennesch Accident Prevention Manual: Engineering & Technology, 13th Edition 978-087912-281-2
FST4082 Full Applications of Fire Research Nathan Bromen Applications of Fire Research and Improvement, 2nd edition 9781284206456
FST 4086  First  MANAGERIAL HAZMAT Randall Hanifen 1. Fire Protection Handbook (National Fire Protection Association), Volumes I and II, Arthur E. Cote (Editor), 20th edition (January 1, 2008).  Publisher: National Fire Protection Association; ISBN #: 0-87765-758-0. 2. Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, by Michael Hildebrand and Gregory Noll. 4th Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4496-7084-9. 978-1-4496-7084-9   0-87765-758-0
FST 5044 Second LEADERSHIP Todd Owens/ Jonathan Westndorf Working with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman 978055337858