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TRANSCAER Hazmat & Transportation Training


2900 N. Santa Fe Ave
Oklahoma City OK 73118

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Training includes:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Certificates will be provided
  • TRANSCAER Challenge Coin (at the end of each session)

NOTE: You only need to register to attend one 4-hour session. Each 4-hour session will include hourly rotations that take attendees through each of the topics outlined below in the course description.

Attendee Level

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

Event Focus

Featured topics:

  • Highway (including a DOT 407 & MC 331 onsite)
  • Ethanol Emergency Response
  • Safety Considerations While Working Around a Railroad
  • Flagging Procedures to Stop a Train
  • Emergency Contact Phone Numbers and Methods
  • Specialized Equipment and Resources
  • Types of Hazardous Materials Transported
  • Shipping Papers Used in Transportation of Hazardous Materials
  • Understanding and Use of a Train List
  • Hazardous Classification Review
  • Risk Analysis and Traffic Flow
  • Railroad’s Role in the Incident Command System
  • Types of Railroad Cars and Locomotive Safety Considerations
  • Damage Assessment
  • Different Types of Crude Oil Transportation via Rail
  • Properties of Crude Oil
  • Emergency Response Considerations
  • Industrial Firefighting Considerations


Classroom Sessions

Rail Transportation: An introduction to the railroad industry, BNSF specific information is presented in limited areas only. This is an interactive presentation and open to questions, comments, and feedback from all attendees. A classroom syllabus will be given to each student to keep and use for future reference.

Ethanol Emergency Response: An overview of ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels, including Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels, Fire Fighting Foam Principles, General Health and Safety Considerations, and emergency response.

Field Exercises

Field Exercise 1: Conducted using railroad specific training trailers or one of BNSF’s training tank cars. This training focuses on familiarization with various valves and fittings on pressure and general service tank cars. Leaks can be simulated on most of the equipment so attendees can obtain experience in the appropriate response methods used to address them.

Field Exercise 1 Topics:

  • Tank Car Construction and Safety Features
  • Railcar Nomenclature
  • Tank Car Valve and Fittings
  • Locomotive Hazards

Field Exercise 2: Conducted using a DOT 407 cargo trailer provided onsite by Groendyke Transport. This training focuses on familiarization with various valves and fittings on cargo trailers, and potential leak points.

Field Exercise 3: Conducted using a MC 331 cargo trailer provided onsite by Farmers Oil Company, Inc. This training focuses on familiarization with various valves and fittings on cargo trailers, and potential leak points.

Important Details

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT required for hands-on workshop. Solid shoes, preferably high-top boots are recommended, and full-length pants are required. No sandals are permitted. Gloves are optional but recommended. Depending on the location of the training equipment in a rail yard facility, hard hats and safety glasses may be required.

Class size is limited to 60 per session.

Be onsite 30 MINUTES prior to each session start time for check-in/registration. Note: Depending on registration and training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.


  • BNSF Railway
  • Farmers Oil Company, Inc.
  • Groendyke Transport
  • Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)


Erica Bernstein

2900 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church VA 22042

Phone  703-741-5524
Mobile  804-357-4758