Course Offering

Railroad Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials Awareness
Start Date:10/14/2017
End Date:10/14/2017
Time:9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Facility:Doolittle Rural Fire Protection District
Legal studies:
Interpersonal perspectives:
Technical studies:4
Skill Development:
Sponsor(s):Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC)
Description:Although fairly rare, when incidents occur involving rail transportation of hazardous materials, the immediate response of emergency service
personnel should be to prevent loss of life and personal injury, prevent property loss and address environmental concerns. To perform this
response safely and effectively, the types and quantities of hazardous materials involved and a knowledge about their properties must be
immediately determined. The response methods employed when handling a rail incident will depend upon the properties of the material involved,
the condition of the containers and existing conditions at the scene. The safety of each person involved must be considered at all times while
developing and carrying out an emergency response. Any response must be consistent with the skills and training of the responders.

This course will provide an overview of the following topics as well as an opportunity for hands on review of Railroad equipment and safety equipment:
Railroads and Hazardous Materials, Working Around Railroads and Equipment, Assessing a Railroad Incident and Implementing Incident Command,
Product Identification, and Railroad Equipment.

This course does not qualify for Division of Fire Safety Hazardous Materials Awareness certification.