Free training materials for transportation rail incidents from the USA government
First responders: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has free training materials that provide critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving hazard class 3 flammable liquids, such as crude oil and ethanol.
To access the Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response training materials, visit the PHMSA website at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/osd/emergencyresponse/TRIPR
The Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response, Flammable Liquid Unit Trains resource materials were developed to provide critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving hazard class 3 flammable liquids, such as crude oil and ethanol. A key component of this initiative is to learn from past experiences and to leverage the expertise of public safety agencies, rail carriers, and industry subject matter experts in order to prepare first responders to safely manage incidents involving flammable liquid unit trains.
These training resources offer a flexible approach to training the first responders and emergency services personnel in pre-incident planning and response. Each module contains a PowerPoint presentation, Student Workbook, and Instructor Lesson Plan. In addition to these materials, there are three interactive scenarios with animation and introduction videos to help instructors lead tabletop discussions. Click on the link below to download the TRIPR materials.