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Web-based—Introduction to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail

Course Duration: Self-paced, 4-hr program

Price: Free

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The Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in partnership with the Center for Rural Development (CRD) have released “Introduction to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail”. This is a Web Based Training program that is available at no charge to emergency responders. This Web Based Training program is designed to assist volunteer and rural emergency responders with the understanding of, preparing for, and appropriate response to incidents involving flammable liquids including crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids that travel by rail through their communities. This self-paced program is designed to build a strong foundation for the emergency responder.

The program, developed by SERTC, is designed to be a self-paced program where the participant can start and stop as needed throughout the 4 hour program. A base evaluation starts the program and ends with a final evaluation to allow the participant to gauge what has been learned. Upon successful completion, the participant will receive a certificate of completion.

In order to assist all emergency responders, this program has the added value of being closed captioned to assist those that have specific needs.

The program covers:

  • Introduction
  • History of Flammable Liquids
  • Planning for Flammable Liquid Incidents
  • Tank car recognition and design
  • Chemical and physical properties and Monitoring
  • Site Assessment
  • Tactical Considerations for Flammable Liquid Incidents

This training was developed with grant funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under Agreement # HM-ALT-003-15-01-00.

After taking the online training, receive credit by downloading the CEU pdf.