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Railroad Emergency Preparedness Training


151 Wabash Ave North
Brewster OH 44613

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Training includes:

  • Working together under NIMS
  • General Safety on Railroad Property
  • Safety Considerations at a railroad incident
  • Identifying tank car types
  • Tank car valves and fittings
  • Response plans & site safety plans
  • Railcar markings & placards
  • Hazard identification & communication
  • Tank car anatomy
  • Locomotives

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 Sessions

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

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.



Important Details

Required Safety Gear: Enter all required safety gear { gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots}

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 5:30PM 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.


  • Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway


John Vergis
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway

100 East First Street
Brewster OH 44613

Phone  330-767-7280
Mobile  330-704-9553