Preparing Responders, Protecting Communities

Our enhanced curriculum, modern infrastructure, and expert instruction staff create an unmatched student experience.

Our specialist-level training—taught at our expansive training campus in Pueblo, Colorado or remotely at your facility—bridges hazardous materials emergency response skill and knowledge gaps to help create safer, more resilient, better prepared communities nationwide.

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Book a course and learn why fire and emergency responders from a wide range of public and private sectors — large and small, urban and rural— have trained with us and can’t wait to come back.

Resident Courses

Our onsite resident courses range from 24 to 80 hours and are conducted at the SERTC training facility in Pueblo, Colorado. All modules are led by the skillful instructors of Team SERTC, drawing on their years of experience in fire service, hazmat response and contracting, emergency medical response, railroads, and industrial environments.

Our mission of delivering hazardous materials response training for all forms of surface transportation aligns with FEMA’s Strategic Plan. We strive to deliver vital training to whole and underserved communities and we support a prepared nation of first responders and receivers. SERTC offers 4- to 6-hour mobile courses that allow groups to train where they are on a schedule that works for them.

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Spotlight courses

AWR-290 Railroad Safety Awareness (RSA) – DHS/FEMA-Funded
We take the most important concepts and core information provided in our 40-hour Tank Car Specialist course, condense it down into this 4-hour awareness level course, and bring it to your community!...
PER-292 Leadership & Management of Surface Transportation Incidents (LMSTI) – DHS/FEMA-Funded
Just like the rest of our residential courses, LMSTI takes you from the classroom to the real world by putting participants into the most realistic scenarios possible. Utilizing the framework provided by...
PER-291 Highway Emergency Response Specialist (HERS) – DHS/FEMA-Funded
This is our “rubber tire” response course that covers any type of emergency that you might encounter involving a hazardous material transported by highway – bulk, non-bulk, tankers, intermodals, specialty containers, you...
“This was by far one of the most fun and challenging courses I have ever taken. The instructors were courteous, kind, incredibly friendly, experts in their subject matter and took a person like myself with little knowledge or formal background; and made incredibly difficult concepts a lot more tangible and easy to understand. My goal at all costs is to protect the members I work with and any civilians in harm’s way. I appreciate all the hard work you do there for us and hope to have the privilege of taking more courses with you in the near future.”
Kevin NFDNY Lieutenant