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Does your community need training on Responding to Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids Transported by Rail? The Center for Rural Development has been awarded a grant from the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to provide training at NO COST.

This 8-hour remote site training is designed to assist local emergency responders to recognize the significant aspects of flammable liquid rail transportation emergencies and the difficulties involved in containing the large quantities of flammable liquids that may be released by an incident as well as mitigating fire incidents that may occur.

During this course, participants will learn the importance of developing strategies while responding to these rail incidents, which allow them to remain flexible in adjusting their actions to any changing events that may occur during an incident.

Who Should Attend?

  • First Responders
  • Rail Car Industry Stakeholders
  • Community Emergency Management Personnel
  • Infrastructure Protection Stakeholders
  • Public Works

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Recognizing the potential scope of incidents involving flammable liquids
  • Identifying other agencies and organizations for help in planning and responding to these types of emergencies
  • Coordinating responses in an effective and efficient manner

To request a course, contact SERTC at 719-584-0584 OR submit a request online at


This course meets the requirements of 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q)(8) and NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, 2013 edition, supports the National Preparedness Goal of enhancing community core capabilities, and is fully compliant with the National Incident Management System.

This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number HM-ALT-0005-17 administered by U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.