Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

A rail incident, whether it is freight or passenger, is a low frequency/high impact event that can overwhelm a municipality. Even though rail resources will be dispatched, local first responders will be the first on the scene and will be responsible to manage the incident until other assets arrive.

To help with local preparation, we’ve summarized ten free technologies and their links for you to download, request and use for your incident planning and decision making.

  • Topics:
    • Transport Rail
    • Hazmat
  • Resource Type:
    • Strategy development tool
    • Technology
    • Reference
  • Organizational Author:
    • Hazmat Fusion Center

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