Transportation Container Loading and Unloading Emergency Response (TCLUER) This 24 hour course focuses on specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a Tank Car Loading and Unloading Operation utilizing a commercial loading rack. The orientation will be to manage releases and fires from surface transportation containers which are carrying DOT Hazard Class 3 products. This Operations Level Program will review specific information on safe operations around commercial Read More
This program will provide the first responder basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to incidents involving Crude By Rail (CBR). The program is delivered over 3 days (24 hours) with over 60% field exercise. The program covers: the history of crude oil, chemical and physical properties of the different crude oil transported, basic site and damage assessment, tank car design and construction. Additional subjects include: tactical product control methods including the application of firefighting foam agents, water and spill control procedures, planning for crude oil incidents, and the environmental impacts. The practical evolutions will include a demonstration of Crude Oil fires, boil overs, and foam applications as applied to Crude Oil incidents by rail and advanced firefighting techniques. The practical evolutions will culminate in a full-scale derailment exercise.Read More
This course focuses on specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a highway incident involving HazMat/WMD Highway Emergencies. Participants are provided with detailed technical information on cargo tanks (all types), intermodal (IM) portable tanks, freight vans, design and construction, non-bulk packaging, and compressed gas cylinders. Participants are trained to be proficient in hazard mitigation techniques for highway transportation incidents, transfer procedures, grounding and bonding, and safety considerations, including extensive hands-on practice of actions and responses to simulated HazMat/WMD incidents.Read More
This 40 hour course was developed to challenge the seasoned Highway Emergency Response Specialist through a number of hands-on simulated, complex highway related incidents/accidents involving cargo tanks, intermodal tanks, van trailers, non-bulk packaging, and compressed gas cylinders. Participants respond throughout the week to function within a designated emergency response team to mitigate the dangers they confront throughout the exercises.Read More
This 40 course covers the skills and knowledge required for coordinated and safe response to HazMat/WMD incidents involving surface transportation. Participants will focus on performing mitigation, coordination, and safety operations on the top 25 commodities transported by rail using realistic train derailment exercises…Read More
This FEMA certified 80 hour course will provide state of the art Hazardous Materials Technician training that complies with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) and NFPA Standard 472 requirements. Course modules include Laws and Regulations, Chemical Properties, NIMS, Emergency Response Planning, HazMat/WMD Monitoring Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Systems, Decontamination, and modules relating to rail, freight, intermodal, and highway transportation systems. Read More
This 40 hour course utilizes NIMS/ICS guidelines and is designed to prepare participants in leadership and management of HazMat/WMD incidents involving surface transportation. The course requires participants to lead and manage incidents involving actual HazMat technicians responding to scenario based emergencies while following NIMS/ICS guidelines and structures.Read More
Participants learn about different types of railcars, their nomenclature, design features, commodities, and common types of leaks involved during an emergency. Containment measures, product transfer techniques, and liquid/vapor flaring options are also covered. This Tank Car Specialist course covers the technical skills and knowledge necessary for effectively managing a HazMat/WMD incident in a rail transportation emergency. Most of the training is hands-on, conducted in the field.
This new, advanced course was developed to challenge the seasoned emergency responder. Participants respond throughout the week to railcar emergencies and incidents, while functioning within a designated emergency response team. Situations involve scenario based emergencies to a variety of commodities that are transported by rail.
Prerequisite: Certified and active peace officer and / or formally attached to an agency tactical team. HazMat operations level completion.
This 40-hour course is designed to provide participants with advanced knowledge and practical skills needed to respond to a complex, tactical surface transportation incident involving HazMat/WMD. Read More