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Online Hazmat Training Courses

Online Video Resources on Hazardous Materials Training

TRANSCAER® offers a variety of online hazmat training videos for emergency responders and community leaders who cannot attend classroom events. You can take the courses at your own pace, and at a time and location that is convenient for you. All of TRANSCAER’s training videos are free and made possible by our Sponsors & Partners.

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Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training

Training Revised  – July 2022

A course for emergency responders in communities where anhydrous ammonia is manufactured, stored, or shipped.
Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)

Chlorine Emergencies: An Overview for First Responders (Available in English and Spanish)

An overview of the first 15 minutes for first responders. The course reviews chlorine chemical and physical properties, chlorine emergency response, and chlorine tank cars and rail safety.
English: Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)
Spanish: Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Crude by Rail

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and their member companies have worked to create a general awareness educational video and resources for first responders. The free course can be viewed online here. Or it can be presented in person upon request. Requests for in-person course instruction should be directed to your TRANSCAER State Coordinator. The course is meant to provide the specific information first responders need to know before approaching an incident involving crude oil moved by rail..
Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)

CSX Emergency Response to Railroad Incidents

This course discusses safety while operating on or near the railroad, initial response procedures for first responders, hazardous materials transported by rail, introduction to tank cars, and other equipment found of the railroad (Locomotives and Freight Cars).
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Ethanol Training & Emergency Response

A course for emergency responders in areas where ethanol is manufactured, stored, or shipped.
English: Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)
Spanish: Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)

Flammable Liquids Safety Training

This course will prepare participants for the challenges associated with the recognition and initial response to a flammable liquids emergency.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Kansas City Southern - Introduction to Railroad HazMat

This course provides an overview of railroad hazmat.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Lithium-Ion Battery Response for Emergency Responders

This course is designed to address the fundamental skills necessary to recognize and safely perform a risk-based response to incidents involving lithium-ion batteries, regardless of size. Lithium-ion batteries have become a critical part of our daily lives, and their growing use will increasingly impact emergency responders including firefighters, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, local emergency planning committees, and other safety professionals.  

Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Norfolk Southern Corporation - Railroad 101

This course provides an overview of rail operations, awareness, and response.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Norfolk Southern Corporation - Tank Car Valves and Fittings

Tank car valves and fittings are reviewed in this course.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Norfolk Southern Corporation - Tank Car Identification

An overview of gathering information on tank cars is provided during this course.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Norfolk Southern Corporation - Locomotive Fires

This course provides an overview of response to locomotive fires.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Over the Road Transportation of Flammable Liquids Training – NEW COURSE

This course is designed for emergency responders to better understand the properties and common uses of flammable liquids, be able to identify the presence and type of flammable liquid using placards, understand the risks and potential outcomes associated with flammable liquid incidents, and determine appropriate defensive and offensive actions.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

Steel Drums 101 for Emergency Responders

A course for emergency responders on the components of steel drums. 
Earn a course certificate | View course materials (no certificate)

Union Pacific Railroad - Hazmat Management - Railroading 101

This course provides an overview of the UPRR system, pre-planning, railroad equipment (locomotives, tank cars (pressure and non-pressure), contacting the railroad, discusses safety while operating on or near the railroad, railroad resources, markings, rail shipping papers, the emergency response process, and recovery operations.
Earn a course certificate | Available on the LMS Only

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