The All Hazards Training Center at The University of Findlay has developed the Rail Car Incident Response for Crude, Ethanol, and Other Flammable Liquids training course for the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials, specifically crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids. As more and more rail traffic transports cargo, including hazardous materials, it is important that the responder community become educated about the dangers and unique hazards presented with rail cars carrying these commodities. The information will enhance the ability of emergency responders to assess the scene of a rail car incident, understand the resources needed to remediate the emergency situation, including how the railroad will play a critical role in the response.
Harpers Ferry Volunteer Fire Department,
234 N 4th Street
City and County:
Harpers Ferry - ALLAMAKEE (Region 2)
1) No special PPE required.
2) It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and some training will be outdoors. No open toed shoes.
3) Meals and travel on your own.
4) Topics discussed during training include:
• Rail car design features and aspects of construction that would impact response strategies
• Characteristics of chemicals and toxicology focusing on crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids
• Hazardous materials recognition and identification strategies
• Offensive, defensive, and non-intervention response strategies for fire and spill incidents
There will be hands-on scenarios using a mock rail car to emphasize the objectives of the training.
5/5/2018 through 5/5/2018 - (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)