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TRANSCAER Hazmat & Transportation Training – National Midwest

Training Event


BNSF Railway Argentine LMIT
2201 Argentine Blvd.
Kansas City KS 66106

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Training includes:

  • Classroom & hands-on instruction
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Certificates will be provided via email following event sign-in
  • Earn your TRANSCAER Challenge coin at the end of the session

Attendee Level

  • Technician Level
  • Operations Level
  • First responders
  • Basic/Introduction

Event Focus

Featured Topics:

  • Rail Safety & Understanding Tank Cars
  • Locomotive Emergency Response
  • Chlorine Properties & Emergency Response
  • AskRail Mobile App, Train Consist & Incident Scene Safety


Classroom Sessions:

Railroad 101: Learn about railroad operations, hazards, and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed. 

Chlorine Properties & Emergency Response: Learn about the physical and chemical properties, transportation methods, health effects of acute exposure, proper selection of personal protective equipment, first aid, and medical treatment measures of chlorine. 

AskRail® Mobile App: Learn about The AskRail smartphone app - a safety tool giving first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying.

Field Exercise:

Field Exercise 1 (Understanding Tank Cars - Tank Car Anatomy): Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings; tank components; safety appliances; jacket, shell, and head construction; placards and markings.

Field Exercise 2 (Common leaks and Valve fittings): Learn about tank car valves, Pressure Relief Devices, & internal piping.

Field Exercise 3 (Tank car housings & Chlorine C-Kit): 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 4 (Locomotive Emergency Response): An overview of responding to emergencies involving a locomotive. 

Important Details

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Solid closed-toed shoes, no sandals are permitted. Full-length pants are required.
  • Gloves, hard hats, and safety glasses are optional. 

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 8:30 AM for registration. Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.


  • BNSF Railway
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • CPKC


Jennifer Membreno-Maltez

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

Mobile  703-300-8921
Derek Lampkin
BNSF Railway

4515 Kansas Ave
Kansas City KS 66106

Phone  6127601365
Mobile  612-760-1365
Chance Gray
Kansas City Kansas Fire Department

815 North 6th Street
Kansas City KS 66101

Mobile  913-282-3115