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2019 Union Pacific Transcaer Training Event - Wednesday, Nov 13


Scale House: Port of Brownsville
1801 Foust Rd
Brownsville TX 78521

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The Cameron County LEPC is hosting a Union Pacific - TRANSCAER Railcar Emergency Response training event. This training event provides unique insights into best management practices in railroad emergencies and provides first responders with the experience needed to safely respond to and work in today’s complex world of hazmat rail emergencies.

 Chlorine Emergencies — This year’s training will include Specialist discussing inhalation hazard emergencies and proper mitigation techniques. Industrial responders are encouraged to attend.

 Participants will learn how to identify railcars, railcar anatomy and how to mitigate railcar incidents including chlorine leaks. This is more than a lecture based class, you will get hands on training from some of the best in the profession.

Attendee Level

Training Curriculum The module-based training curriculum is designed to meet the needs of various stakeholder groups. To better meet these needs, two training tracks have been developed, both are offered each day of training.

Safety Train Track 2-6 hour hands on Hazmat Tech Training (All-day session)

  • Locomotive rail car anatomy
  • Tank Truck Emergencies (Supported by DANA Transport Co)
  • Air monitoring and hazards. (Supported by CTEH)
  • Capping Kits, (C-Kit and Midland Kit)
  • Hands on Leak mitigation and Response on protective housings
  • Toxic by Inhalation Hazard materials and Flammable gases
  •  This one day course is free to all participants

Event Focus


Emergency preparedness training for local and regional emergency response organizations and personnel. Community leaders are welcome to attend the sessions to learn how they can elevate their assistance and communications within their communities. Training is free of charge to all participants


Concepts that will be covered:

· Chlorine: Properties, Facilities, Incidents, Mitigation

· Mitigation: From a contractors perspective

· Initial duties upon arriving on scene; train lists and RR emergency contact

· Safety when responding/general railroad safety

· Recovery procedures and site remediation

 Class will run from 9-4 with a (personal) break for lunch at noon

Important Details

· Gloves, hard hat, safety toed boots and eye protection are required

· Each class has 70 openings on a first come basis


  • Union Pacific Railroad


William Wingfield

1303 Danielle Lane
Pearland TX 77581

Mobile  281-919-5298
Maggie Perkild

964 E. Harrison St.
Brownsville TX 78520

Phone  (956) 547-7000