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Web-based—Crude By Rail (CBR) Emergency Response

Course Duration: Self-paced, 4-hr program

Price: No Charge to Emergency Responders

Course Description — Crude By Rail (CBR) Emergency Response

4-Hour, Web-based Training



No Charge — Web-Based Crude by Rail Training for Emergency Responders. The Association of American Railroads, in cooperation with the seven major railroads, BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP are now offering, at no charge to emergency responders, Crude by Rail Web Based Training.

This program, developed by TTCI-SERTC, is designed for and gives the emergency responder the basic knowledge to respond to incidents involving CBR.  The web-based training is designed for your convenience.  You decide when and where to start your training. Instructors teach this program in a format that is easy for you to understand, and it gives you the foundational information needed to make basic protective decisions in the event an incident happens in your jurisdiction

The program covers:

  • History of crude oil
  • Planning and working with the railroads
  • Basic tank car recognition and design
  • Chemical, physical, and toxic properties of the different crude oil transported
  • Basic site and damage assessment
  • Tactical product control methods, including the application of firefighting foam agents, water and spill control procedures