Regional Rail Response

IAFC regional rail training
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The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to:

  • Better understand response efforts and roles should a derailment or incident occur
  • Discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario involving crude oil
  • Discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario involving crude oil

After this 8-hour session, you’ll be better prepared to respond to a rail incident. You’ll gain:

  • An understanding of the response disciplines and associated roles during a response to a rail incident.
  • Knowledge about the industry and rail lines within your region, including the commodities that are transported.
  • An understanding of the need for a coordinated effort when responding to an incident and how to effectively manage available resources.
  • Experience in a group exercise to reinforce the training concepts around a train derailment scenario.
  • 8 hours of training credits toward your annual hazardous material training requirement through the IAFC Academy.

Regional Rail Response Training is taught by the IAFC via the ALERT grant from DOT PHMSA. The course was developed by the IAFC, the International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) and rail industry experts as a part of ALERT to provide hazmat training opportunities for volunteer and remote emergency responders in rural areas around the nation

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