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West Court Street and North Morley Ave
Nogales AZ 85621

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Training includes:

  • Live Railroad Equipment Training 
  1.  Locomotive
  2. Identifying pressure and non pressure tank cars
  3. Midland Capping Kit Training  
  4. Railroad 101
  5. Rail shipping papers
  6. Railroad resources
  7. Safety issues 
  8. Emergency Response Process
  9. Recovery Operations
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event
  • Railroad 101 Emergency Response Planning Guide handouts provided
  • Spanish Response Planning Guides available  
  • Spanish translators available during the week

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Local, State, and Federal agencies  

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Toxic gases
  • Corrosive liquids
  • Flammable gases
  • Hazmat
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response
  • Air Monitoring
  • Locomotives


Classroom Sessions (1 hour rotations)

Session 1: Classroom PowerPoint presentation (1 hour) {e.g. Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed.}

Session 2: Locomotives (1 hour) {e.g. Provide responders with helpful information to better comprehend the locomotive tactics for emergency response with fires and operations of equipment. The instructor will dive into the vital safety standards first responders need to know.}

Session 3: Training Tank Car (1 hour){e.g. Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings, valves and fittings, truck components, safety appliances, jacket, shell and head construction, placards and markings.} Provide responders with helpful emergency response tactics, discussion of various rolling stock hazards.

 Midland Kit Training (1 hour) {e.g. Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine, LPG, rail tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Emergency Kit "C" and Midland Kit on pressure tank car valve arrangements for standard and next generation (dual valve system) assemblies.}


Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Enter all required safety gear {e.g. Safety vest, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots}

No open footwear allowed including sneakers. 

Please advise the instructor(s) of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise. Stay hydrated and alert.

Be at the site by {1 hour} for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

Registration will remain open until after the event. Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration.


  • Union Pacific Railroad


Ray Vasquez Jr.
Union Pacific Railroad

1255 S Campbell Ave
Tucson AZ 85713

Phone  402-639-9241
Ray Vasquez Jr.
Union Pacific Railroad

1255 S Campbell Ave
Tucson AZ 85713

Phone  402-639-9241
Frank Granados
Rio Rico Fire

822 Pendleton Dr.
Rio Rico AZ 85648

Phone  520-281-8421
Mobile  520-281-8421