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Crude By Rail Emergency Response (CBR) — PER-327 FEMA Funded

Course Duration: 3-Days, 24 hrs

Price: Open Enroll (Self Pay): $1,580 + $60 background fee

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Course Description — CBR PER-327


Crude By Rail Emergency Response (CBR), 3-day, 24-hr course
DHS/FEMA-Funded NTED Course Catalog #PER-327


  • Firefighter I, or equivalent level of training
  • Hazardous Materials Operations

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.

Participants are Required to Bring the Following Equipment Required for Day 2 and 3:

  • Leather work gloves
  • Standard protective footwear — ASTM F2413-11
  • Approved structural firefighter protective ensemble
  • Optional — Padlock for personal belongings in locker
  • If you have a spectacle kit for a SCBA, please bring it with you. If you wear prescription glasses, bring safety glasses with attached side shields.

SERTC Provides the Following:

  • Hard hat, safety glasses, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) that meets Respiratory Protection Standard (OSHA29CFR1910.134).


Travel Arrangements

Students are required to drive daily approximately 25 miles to SERTC from recommended hotels. Travel time to SERTC is approximately 40-45 minutes. Arrive at the TTC main gate parking lot no later than 0720. Bus(es) leave the TTC main gate parking lot at 0730.

Participant Requirements

Participation is a requirement for successful course completion. Physical demands involve lifting and climbing in various weather conditions. Participants are required to complete a medical questionnaire upon arrival, before personal protective equipment is issued. Pre and post-medical evaluations are performed.

Use of Participant Images

Upon registration, participants are given a release to sign permitting SERTC to use their image in photos, videos, or publications for training or advertising purposes. If you do not want your image to be used for these purposes, a written and signed refusal is required by the first day of the course.

Payments (If Open Enrollment)

Our preferred choice of payment is by credit card. We accept most major credit cards; e.g. Visa, MasterCard. Payment by check or purchase order is also accepted, but payment must be received 30 calendar days before the first day of class, or the registration is subject to cancellation. Call 800-933-4882 or email sertc@aar.com to make arrangements or for additional information.Cancellation-Rescheduling-Substitution PolicySubstitutions are permitted provided SERTC is notified in writing prior to the course. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $100 processing fee. Tuition fees are forfeited, if cancellations are not made 30 days before classes start. Subject to class availability, rescheduling can be completed 30 days prior to the course without penalty.

Refund Policy (If Open Enrollment)

Cancellations and rescheduling are only accepted in writing by mail, fax, or email. If our cancellation/rescheduling policy is followed, we will refund the tuition payment minus a processing fee of $100 per tuition. Tuition fees will be refunded 30 days after the refund request is received.

Reporting Instructions

Complete reporting instructions and information about travel arrangements to Pueblo are on the registration website and will also be emailed to you automatically after your registration is confirmed.

Travel Arrangements (If Open Enrollment)

Attendees are responsible to making their own travel arrangements. Please register before making travel arrangements. Classes fill very quickly. Make sure your space is reserved. Local Airports: Denver International Airport is a 2-hour drive to Pueblo. Colorado Springs Airport is a 1-hour drive. Pueblo Memorial Airport about 30-minutes from most Pueblo hotels.

Travel Arrangements (If sponsored by a Member Railroad)

Attendees will make travel arrangements and reimbursements with their Sponsoring Member Railroad

Course Start Time

Arrive at the TTC main gate parking lot no later than 0720. Bus(es) leave the TTC main gate parking lot at 0730. Classes start at 0800.