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Rail Safety Training & Burn House


Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Columbus IN 47201

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
  • Complimentary lunch

Attendee Level

  • Hazmat technician/specialist
  • First responders
  • Anyone interested in learning more about this topic
  • Basic/Introduction
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Hazmat
  • Rail Safety
  • Tank Car Anatomy
  • Leak Mitigation & Capping Kits
  • Emergency Response
  • Air Monitoring
  • Locomotives


Classroom Sessions

Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed.

Field Exercises

Field Exercise 1 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. 

Field Exercise 2 Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine rail tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Emergency Kit "C" on chlorine tank car valve arrangements for standard and next generation (dual valve system) assemblies.

Field Exercise 3 Learn about the anatomy and Safety Features of a Electric Locomotive.



Important Details

Required Safety Gear:  Safety vest, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots. Safety vests, Hard Hats, and Safety Glasses will be provided.

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 0830 for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

Pre-Registration through Google Forms so please use this link to sign your organization(s) up for the training below.

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.


  • Louisville and Indiana Railroad


Michael White
Indiana Department of Homeland Security/State Fire Marshal Office

302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone  765-366-9758
Mobile  317-439-8071