Guides for Community Awareness, Emergency Response and Incident Preparedness Training
There are a variety of resources for emergency responders and local emergency planners that can be used to help with local emergency operations planning or as a guide for emergency response in different fields. These tools are all available to help assist communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material incident.
Commodity Flow Studies
Identify the hazardous materials transported in your community through a commodity flow study conducted by railroads operating in the area.
The AskRail smartphone app is a safety tool giving first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying.
Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning and Preparedness Toolkit
This toolkit from the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) provides practical information, resources, tools, and references that can be easily used by volunteer departments.
TRIPR Resource Materials
The Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) and 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.
IAFC Hazmat Fusion Center
The Hazardous Materials Fusion Center offers a free training and information portal for hazmat teams, first responders, federal, state, and local agencies, as well as the private sector.
Rail Safety and Hazmat Resources
Learn more about the safety and training opportunities with each of the railroads operating in your community.
FEMA Key Planning Factors and Considerations: For Response to and Recovery from a Chemical Incident
This document was prepared by the FEMA Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Office. Key Planning Factors and Considerations for Response to and Recovery from a Chemical Incident is written for response and recovery planners at the regional, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels. A coordinated response and recovery effort will include all levels of government in addition to the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and, potentially, international partners. Planning for a chemical incident requires additional considerations beyond all-hazard preparedness planning, so this document includes strategic and operational issues for consideration when developing response and recovery plans for a chemical incident.
Although we have included these tools on our website, this does not indicate endorsement of these resources by TRANSCAERSM or any of its sponsoring or participating organizations.
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