Annual School 36-hour Crude by Rail Emergency Response is designed to provide emergency responders with the skills and knowledge required to mitigate a flammable liquid fire involving railcars. This hands-on course covers the increase of nationwide crude oil & flammable liquid production, including industry regulations concerning crude oil transportation especially by rail with an emphasis on burning crude oil tank cars involved in a train derailment.
The course also covers the characteristics of flammable liquids including crude oil and examines the various types of firefighting equipment used in response to a train derailment with ensuing fire. Participants will learn how to monitor the environment, recognize hazards and consider tactical responses on full-scale props where they will apply their skills and knowledge in a controlled but realistic crude oil fire involving railcars.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
This course requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
You must wear regular station duty wear for fire field activities and office attire for classroom sessions. You may not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open-toed shoes to any class or field activity.
TopicsU.S. Railroad's role in crude oil distribution+Crude oil properties and equipment+Flammable liquid firefighting equipment+Hazard Recognition+Railcar specific containers+Environmental monitoring+Hazardous material transfer and flaring+Dome simulator+Tactical response considerations
This course provides skills and knowledge to emergency responders who will respond to a flammable liquid fire involving railcars. This course is specifically aimed at emergency responders in areas with active crude by rail operations. This includes:
- Volunteer firefighters
- Municipal firefighters
- Industrial firefighters
- Railroad emergency responders
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - noon