• March 28, 2023

HHMD Hosts Girl Scout Troop 8474

HHMD Hosts Girl Scout Troop 8474

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The County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Health Hazardous Materials Division (HHMD) recently hosted eight members of Girl Scout Troop 8474 on Friday, March 10, 2023.

The Girl Scouts visited as part of a project to meet with women leaders in various professions.

The troop met with Assistant Chiefs Karen Codding and Teresa Quiaoit to learn about the exciting job of being a Hazardous Materials Specialist.

They learned about conducting hazardous materials inspections and about the HHMD’s role during hazardous materials incidents.

In addition, they completed a hands-on analysis of three liquids (soda, water, and baking soda) to determine its individual pH levels which can assist in assessing if the liquid meets hazardous waste levels.

One scout was able to put on some of the personal protective equipment (PPE) used by HHMD staff to demonstrate the importance of wearing PPE in reducing exposures to hazardous materials.

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