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The Latest

Safety and Health: All-Hazards Response and Scenario Planning

All-hazards response isn’t a new concept, so what’s the point of talking about it yet again? It’s not about the past; it’s about scenario-planning for the future.

President’s Letter: Preparing Our Departments for All Hazards

The fire service handles things outside our traditional mission of firefighting: from community paramedicine and terrorism to hazardous materials and technical rescue, our world’s fire service is the benefactor of all-hazards solutions.

The American Fire Service and the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force

Why can’t the fire service get information from the feds that is as relevant as it is to law enforcement? The fact is that we can; we just have to ask, then commit to developing a partnership with them.

ALERT Grant Enables IAFC to Continue Rail Safety Program

Thousands of responders trained both online and in person.

Upcoming Events

Regional Rail Response Franklin TN

Regional Rail Response - Franklin, TN

March 22, 2018 | Brentwood, TN
Join the IAFC and industry experts in Franklin, TN for awareness-level training on responding to a rail incident with either hazardous materials or a passenger train.
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Hydrogen Response Considerations

Self paced | Online
This 2-hour, 4-module online course focuses on basic education on hydrogen fuels.

Pipeline Emergency Preparedness Training

Learn about scheduling or potential dates
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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International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

June 7 - 10, 2018 | 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.

Mission: Enhance hazmat responder safety and improve decision-making for responding to hazmat incidents.


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Field Guide to Tank Cars (AAR)

Types, safety systems, stenciling, and markings of tank cars that transport regulated (hazmat/dangerous goods) and nonregulated commodities.
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Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and App

A go-to manual and app to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents.
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Rural Guide for Rail

Guidance toward working with your specific railroad to create or revise emergency response plans for a rail emergency.