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.
1) No special PPE required.
2) No open toed shoes, some training will be outdoors.
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