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Education Opportunities

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The Latest

U.S. DOT Proposes Major Rule for the Safe Transportation of LNG by Rail Tank Car

Currently, LNG may only be transported via rail in a portable tank with an approval from FRA. However, the HMR does authorize the DOT 113 specification tank car for other flammable cryogenic liquids

Phase Two of the IAFC Community Safety Grant Launched

Defining the LEPC. Do you understand the functions of the local emergency planning committee?

Chief Rader: Change Begins With Leaders

Chief Jan Rader walks through ground zero of the opioid epidemic in her state by exploring how the community and first responders are making a difference - especially through community partnerships.

Rural Communities: Know Where Hidden Hazards Reside

It is vital for rural fire departments to fully understand local risks and how to seek training and assistance before a call to action.

Upcoming Events

Regional Rail Response Online

Rural Response to Rail Incidents

Self paced |
This training is designed to help you better understand the rail industry, response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment or similar incident occur in your area.
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Pipeline Emergency Preparedness Training

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In 2017, five town halls hosted across the U.S. focus on pipeline response plan collaboration. Following each town hall, TransCanada and the IAFC work with local fire departments to establish preplans and return to lead a joint tabletop exercise and improve response collaboration.
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IAFC

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 4 - 7, 2020 | Baltimore, MD
The training offered at the Hazmat Conference provides immediate, practical and valuable information designed to ensure you successfully meet the demands of hazmat response in today's challenging environment.
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Fire-Rescue International

August 19 - 21, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ
FRI, the IAFC's annual conference and expo, provides senior-level leadership training for chiefs and officer development education for chief and company officers, new ways to connect with vendors and colleagues, and the latest solutions to today's toughest challenges.
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Mission: Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responding to hazmat incidents.

Resources

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U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board: Safety Digest - The Importance of Worker Participation

This digest summarizes four CSB investigations where ineffective worker participation contributed to a major chemical incident.
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How to Better Prepare Your Community for a Chemical Emergency - A Guide for State, Tribal and Local Agencies

A guide for state, tribal and local agencies to prepare for chemical emergencies.
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PHMSA Proposes New Regulations Allowing LNG Transport by Rail

PHMSA is proposing changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to allow for the bulk transport LNG