Rail Car Incident Response (AWR-147) (04-20-0147) - 004

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Brief Description
This course has been developed to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents .
Full Description
The Rail Car Incident Response course has been developed to educate emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials. As more and more rail traffic      transports cargo, including hazardous materials, it is critical that emergency responders are well trained. The increase in traffic adds to the already present risk of transportation incidents          Involving hazardous cargo. In addition, since a majority of the rail traffic travels through rural America, it is important that the often times resource limited rural responder community become educated about the dangers and unique hazards presented with rail cars. The information covered in this course will enhance the ability of emergency responders, especially rural emergency  responders, to manage rail car incidents.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

-Recognize the potential hazards at a train derailment;
-Discuss pertinent rail/freight industry information and identify appropriate contact information;
-Describe the role of regulators, key regulations and industry associations as they apply to rail
  car incidents;
-Recognize various rail car designs and construction features;
-Identify and interpret rail car identification markings;
-Describe properties of specific types of chemicals and predict behavior of hazardous materials -
  based on properties;
-Distinguish between pressurized and general service rail cars and products transported;
-Recognize rail tank car damage and determine alternate mitigation techniques; and
-Discuss appropriate rail car incident response to prevent or reduce the impact of a rail incident
  on people, property and the environment.

Target Audience:
-Emergency Management
-Fire Service
-Governmental Administrative
-Law Enforcement
-Public Safety Communications
-Public Works

Prerequisites: You must be a US Citizen to take this course. If you are not, please let us know by email for further instruction at OEM.TRAINING@DHSES.NY.GOV

All participants must have a FEMA Student Identification (FEMA SID) number. Students can search for their existing/create a new FEMA SID at: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/

Any and all other prerequisite requirements will be managed by the consortium provider. If any additional prerequisites are required as part of the enrollment process the consortium partner will contact you directly prior to the course.

Cost: There is no fee for the course. Food, lodging & transportation costs are the responsibility of the participant.

Completion:  Participants who actively participate and attend all course contact hours will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the course.

Training Dates
01/16/2024 - 01/17/2024
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Registration Dates
09/03/2023 - 12/26/2023
Available Seats
The maximum capacity for this class has been reached. Your request can be added to the waitlist. Additional seats may become available for future enrollment.
8h 0m
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Training Location
Reporting Instructions
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Time to be updated in each course instance

Dress is business casual.
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No Show Policy: Failure to attend a class you have registered for can result in restriction on future course attendance and agency notification. It is the student's responsibility to notify us in a timely manner if you cannot attend.

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