Dr. Tony Sperling contributes
10 years of landfill engineering and fire control experience to
the LandfillFire Control Inc.
team. His primary responsibilities on projects entail fire characterization,
environmental protection and site reclamation. As well, Dr. Sperling
Control Inc. fire prevention group, providing
fire safety audit and emergency planning services.
He is the
president of Sperling Hansen Associates, a full service
landfill engineering company that has prepared landfill/operations
and closure plans for more than 250 municipal and commercial
landfills. Dr. Sperling has been responsible for fire extinguishments
and reclamation at the Delta Shake and Shingle Landfill
in Vancouver, the Campbell Mountain Landfill in Penticton
and the Hesperia Landfill in Vernon. He has
prepared fire response plans for Weyerhaeuser's China Creek
Landfill in Port Alberni, Tolko Forest Products Louis Landfill
in Barriere and the city of Vancouver Landfill in Delta. Contact
Dr. Tony Sperling.
Mr. Randall Wolsey,
has 28 years of experience in the field of firefighting and emergency
response plan development. He is presently the Director of Fire
and Emergency Services for the Corporation of the District of
Delta. Major achievements in his career have included new and
innovative, yet simple and functional emergency response plans,
streamlined administration of 145 fire fighters and a $13 million
annual budget. A master organizer, Mr. Wolsey's responsibilities
Control Inc. are to quickly implement emergency
responses using the proven Incident Command System. As well, Mr.
Wolsey is uniquely qualified to assist landfill owners in dealing
with public relations and political issues.
Todd Thalhamer, P.E.
currently holds positions at CalRecycle, the US EPA and is
President of Hammer Consulting Services. Mr. Thalhamer also is
a Lieutenant at the El Dorado Hills Fire District and acts as a
fire officer for the Fire Department, supervising fire crews
during responses. Mr. Thalhamer performed Incident Commander
duties for the longest burning tire fire in the US and assisted
the US EPA Emergency Response Team in Guam during a tire fire.
Nathalie Maurer, P.Eng.,
has been involved with more than 50 projects that include
landfill design, volumetric analysis, environmental assessment,
design and operation planning, closure and post-closure planning
as well as economic analysis. Nathalie has also worked closely
with Dr. Sperling in preparing numerous landfill fire risk
reduction plans and completing landfill fire training courses.
David Kvick works as an
Environmental Scientist with SHA and is also part of the LFCI
fire prevention group. Mr. Kvick has been involved in a large
array of waste management projects, ranging from environmental
monitoring, QA/QC site supervision and site investigations.
David also has experience in conducting landfill fire safety
audits, coordinating and preparing fire risk reduction plans and
fire safety training materials. Mr. Kvick is SHA’s manager of
Health and Safety.