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AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response

Event Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dakota City Fire Hall 208 South 21st Street Dakota City, NE 68731
Lt. Brian Ellinger 712-203-0803 bellinger@dakotacosheriff.com

AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response is an 8-hour, awareness level course developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials.
Upon completion of this DHS approved course, participants will be better prepared to respond to a freight rail car incident without endangering the health and safety of responders.
Key points covered in this course include:
• Identifying the design, construction, components and markings of rail tank cars;
• Recognizing the chemical being transported, and the manner in which the chemical must be considered in an emergency;
• Determining damage to the car and the potential hazard to people, property and the environment;
• Recognizing possible mitigation strategies for breached freight cars;
• Identifying characteristics and key resources in the rail/freight industry as well as federal, state, and private resources available to assist in a response effort.

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