Rail Car Incident Response

Instructional Hours: 8.00

This program is designed for first arriving rail car firefighting and hazardous materials personnel and other interested Emergency Services personnel.

This seminar will cover several topics including:

  • Rail car design features and aspects of construction that would impact response strategies for rail tank cars that carry crude/flammable liquids
  • Characteristics of chemicals focusing on crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids
  • Hazardous materials recognition and identification strategies
  • Recognizing mitigation strategies including offensive, defensive, and non-intervention response strategies for fire and spill incidents
  • Hands-on scenarios using a mock rail car

Training provided by The Center for Rural Development (CRD) and All Hazards Training Center (AHTC) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.
Very Important: Registration is limited to a maximum of 40 students. In addition each student must also register at the following link per the All Hazards Training Center https://forms.gle/wC6hUD5Q3UXHj9998
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Registration closes on June 26, 2024.



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Coordinated by: the MFRI Office. If you have any questions about the course, you are welcome to contact them by email at:

If you require special accommodations please send your requirements to: equity@mfri.org or you may call 301-226-9900 or 1-800-275-6374.

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