Rail

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ALERT Grant Enables IAFC to Continue Rail Safety Program

Thousands of responders trained both online and in person.

Industrial Fire & Safety Section Announces Scholarship Program

The Industrial Fire & Safety Section has established a scholarship to provide participation in fire, safety and emergency response training.

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.

 

Training

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Regional Rail Response - Harrington, DE

January 27, 2018 | Harrington, DE
This Regional Rail Response Training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand better the response efforts and agency-specific roles should a train derailment.
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Regional Rail Response - Lafayette

February 16, 2018 | Lafayette, LA
Join the IAFC and industry experts in Lafayette, LA, for awareness-level training on responding to a rail incident with either hazardous materials or a passenger train.
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Regional Rail Response - Frenchtown

March 14, 2018 | Frenchtown, MT
Join the IAFC and industry experts for awareness-level training on responding to a rail incident with either hazardous materials or a passenger train.
Compressed hydrogen

Hydrogen Response Considerations

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

International Hazmat 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.
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Propane Emergencies

Self paced | Online
This web-based training course expands awareness of critical response information and issues related to propane hazards
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Ethanol Emergencies Training

Self paced | Online
Online course on ethanol fuels incident response including the use, characteristics, transportation modes, transfer operations, basics of foam, tactics and strategies, and environmental issues

Resources

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ALOHA Software

ALOHA Software

Areal Locations of Hazardous Atmospheres (ALOHA)
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AskRail (TM) 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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CHEMTREC

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.
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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

A regional 8-hour training on Rail Response.
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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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SecureNOW

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.
Train Derailment in Miamisburg, OH (Lessons Learned)

Train Derailment in Miamisburg, OH (Lessons Learned)

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

WISER

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)