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Community Safety Planning and Training 

​The IAFC Hazmat Center is proud to announce that they received the Community Safety–Emergency Planning Response and Outreach (CS–EPRO) Grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in November 2018.

ALERT Grant Enables IAFC to Continue Rail Safety Program

Thousands of responders trained both online and in person.

New Mobile App is a Great Tool for IC and Emergency Responders

IAFC hazmat project specialist checks out new app.

Service Life Extension of SCBA Cylinders to Pay Off for Local Fire Departments

Good news for first responders out of the federal agency that develops and enforces federal hazmat transportation and pipeline safety regulations.


International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference 2024

June 5 - 9, 2024 | 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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2020 Emergency Response Guidebook

The ERG is a go-to manual to help first responders with hazmat transportation accidents
ALOHA Software

ALOHA Software

Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA)
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AskRail® App

Immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazmat a railcar is carrying so responders can make informed decisions.
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CAMEO Chemical Database

Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO)
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Public service hotline where first responders can get information and help for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials.
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Class I-III Freight Rail Network

Reference info on private rail network including maps, company hazmat team contacts and more.
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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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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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Flammable Liquid Unit Trains Resource Sheet

Transportation rail incident preparedness & response fact sheet.

Foam Application for High Hazard Flammable Train (HHFT) Fires

Report by the Fire Protection Research Foundation (2017)
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Hazmat Resource Organizations

Organizations who offer various Hazmat resources.
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MARPLOT Software

Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT)
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Rail Crossing Locator Mobile App

Locates highway-grade crossings and other information (physical characteristics of a crossing, type of traffic control devices used, etc.).
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Rail Tank Car Incident in Kingman, AZ (Lessons Learned)

Lessons learned from this event Rail Tank Car Incident - Kingman, AZ
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Regional Rail Response Training Course Resources

Resources for students who have completed the IAFC Instructor Led Regional Rail Response Course.
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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.
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Safety Brief: Bakken Crude Oil - Rail Response Considerations

Hazmat Committee's briefing for IAFC members and other first responders regarding safety alerts for handling derailments, issued by PHMSA.
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Real-time, map-based geographical CSX train and rail car monitoring tool for homeland security and emergency management centers.
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Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

Ten free technologies for use in incident planning and decision making.
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Train Derailment in Miamisburg, OH (Lessons Learned)

Lessons learned from the Miamisburg Ohio Train Derailment
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Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)