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Southeast New Mexico College/ Union Pacific & BNSF Railroad 101 Training Event

Training Event


1500 University Drive
Carlsbad NM 88220

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Training includes:

  • Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
  • Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed following the event.
  • {e.g. add additional details including handouts provided, presentations downloaded, etc.}

Attendee Level

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

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 Curriculum

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

 Locomotive Presentation {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.}

Training Tank Car Trailer & Props {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.

Field Exercise Hands-on  (Protective housing training trailer to utilize the Midland Kit):   {e.g. Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine, LPG etc, rail tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Emergency Mildland Kit" on pressure tank car valve arrangements.



Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Enter all required safety gear {e.g. hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots} if participating with the hands-on portion with equipment and props. 

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 8:00 am 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
  • BNSF Railway


Ray Vasquez Jr.
Union Pacific Railroad

2501 E Fairland Stravenue
Tucson AZ 85713

Phone  402-639-9241
Jeff Hankins
BNSF Railway

1624 1st St. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102

Phone  505-767-6847
Mobile  505-218-3582
Fernando Santana
Southeast New Mexico College

1500 University Dr
Carlsbad NM 88220

Phone  575-414-9119
Mobile  575-234-9243