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Courses and Events

Course Date(s) Location Contact/Registrar Details
BNSF Railroad Response Hazmat Training - Multiple Dates 08/12/2020 - 8:00pm to 01/13/2021 - 10:00am Webinar - Online Patrick Brady General Director Hazardous Materials Safety Office 817.352.3652 Cell 817.821.1325

There are Multiple Dates and Times for Multiple Courses


Railroad Response Hazmat Training
Emergency Responders and Emergency Managers:
I hope you, your families and departments members are safe and healthy.  Thank you for your efforts to protect your communities.
As part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, BNSF Railway continues to make sure all the goods that you, your family and communities needs are delivered safely.  
As you know, BNSF provides “Railroad Response Hazmat Training” to community responders at no cost.  To ensure your responders and BNSF’s Hazmat Team remain healthy, we have canceled all our instructor-led classes through August 31st. It is likely we will expand the cancelations through the fall.  
Therefore, we have been conducting webinars every Wednesday that will allow community responders to learn how to safely and efficiently respond to railroad hazardous materials incidents at home or at their station.  So far, we trained more than 2,700 first responders through these webinars with almost 200 responders participating in each session.  Feedback from participants have rated the webinars as excellent.  As the result of the feedback we have received from our “Wednesday Hazmat Webinar” we have added additional webinar topics.  Starting on August 19th our scheduled webinar topics will include: 
Railcar Knowledge for First Responders
Locomotive Awareness and Response
Initial Response for First Responders
I highly recommend that those planning to participate in these newly added webinars first participate in one of the Railroad Emergency Response/Hazmat Awareness webinars.
These webinars are free, will be approximately 90 minutes, and held at the following times:
To participate, register here
In April, the Department of Transportation authorized BNSF to use an electronic hazardous material (hazmat) document instead of paper documents.  We have posted a video on electronic train lists and communication with responders here.
Please feel free to forward this message to any of your team members.
Finally, if you want to continue to receive information on BNSF’s emergency response training, exercises and changes that can affect emergency responders, please take time to sign up to our communications list here.
L-950 ALL-HAZARDS INCIDENT COMMANDER COURSE 11/16/2020 - 8:00am to 11/20/2020 - 5:00pm Lincoln County Fairgrounds – Ag Building, 5015 Rodeo Rd., North Platte, NE 69101 Jill Harvey At 308-995-2250 OR deputyem@phelpscone.org

Course Overview:
This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, and capabilities of an effective IC on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

These responsibilities fall into two categories: (1) responding to the incident and command needs of the incident, and (2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of an Incident Commander on an All-Hazards ICS Incident Management Team. Exercises, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their knowledge.

Prerequisites & Other Information:
IS-100: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
G-300 - Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (18 Hour Classroom)
G-400 - Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff (14 Hour Classroom)

 The class is free. Meals will be provided.  Lodging is NOT provided



G-557 Rapid Needs Assessment 11/18/2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Dawson County Annex 200 W. 7th Street Lexington, NE 68850 Jill Harvey, CFM Phelps County EMA Deputy Director 715 5th Ave. Suite 22 Holdrege, NE  68949 308-995-2250 deputyem@phelpscone.org

G-557  Rapid Needs Assessment


Course Overview: In order to receive the benefits of a Rapid Needs Assessment the assessment process must be effectively planned. Assessments just do not happen when a disaster or emergency occurs. They require planning and training to support the planned activity if they are to realize their greatest potential. When needed, the Rapid Needs Assessment must be rapidly implemented by local governments. Assessment teams must be identified and trained together. The field teams need to be supported by personnel who can rapidly analyze the findings of the individual teams and presented to management to support prioritization and decision-making.

Course Objectives:
1)  Explain the Purpose of a Rapid Needs Assessment.
2)  Describe the starting point for planning for a Rapid Needs Assessment.
3)   Describe the process for staffing a rapid needs assessment.
4)   Describe the basic tools required to support the rapid needs assessment process.
5)  Describe the Importance of planning data collection.
6)  Describe the importance of redundant data transmission systems and means
7)   Describe the importance of analyzing and reviewing data.
8)  Describe additional data sources available to support analysis.
9)   Describe the various methods of training that can be used to support the program.
10) Describe how rapid needs assessment plans and actions can be exercised in the community

Lunch Will Be Provided during this course.  No Lodging provided

· Student must attend all sessions to receive the state certificate.



HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING by TEEX 01/12/2021 - 8:00am to 01/15/2021 - 12:00pm Bellevue Fire Training Center 3100 SP Benson Drive Bellevue, NE 68123 Course Contact Jesse Eret Program Specialist Sarpy County Emergency Management Phone: (402) 593-5955 Email: jeret@sarpy.com

Course Description
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under the Department of Transportation requires that Hazmat Employers* train all Hazmat Employees** within 90 days of starting in the position and conduct recurrent training every three years thereafter.  The Hazardous Materials Transportation Train the Trainer course, offered at no-cost, is designed for personnel who will be preparing and conducting this training. Course participants will learn applicable PHMSA requirements as well as principles of adult education and effective instructional design. In addition, participants will learn how to develop a systematic training program to ensure that hazmat employees are trained in the five areas required by 49 CFR 72 Subpart H: General awareness/familiarization, Function-specific, Safety, Security awareness, and In-Depth security.

* Hazmat Employer: a person who uses one or more employees regarding: transporting hazmat in commerce; causing hazmat to be transported or shipped in commerce; or designing, manufacturing, fabricating, inspecting, representing, marking, certifying, selling, offering, reconditioning, testing, repairing, or modifying packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat.

** Hazmat Employee: a person employed by a hazmat employer, or person who is self-employed, and who directly affects hazmat transportation safety including: an owner-operator of a motor vehicle that transports hazmat; a person who: loads, unloads, or handles hazmat; designs, manufactures, fabricates, inspects, tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat; prepares hazmat for transportation; is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

DOT Training Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Principals of Adult Learning
Training, Design, and Delivery
PHMSA’S Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules
Employees Who Load and Unload Hazardous Materials
Employees Who Prepare Bulks and Non-Bulk Packaging
Employees Who Prepare and/or Sign Shipping Papers
Employees Who Report Incidents
Employees With Security Responsibilities
Suggested Audience
This course is designed for industry personnel to include, hazmat employers, EHS professionals, operation managers, safety managers, shipping and receiving managers, hazardous waste generators, environmental consultants, warehouse supervisors, and Hazmat transporters.

This Course is a 3.5 Day Course and will Start at 8:00 AM everyday and will end at 5:00PM except for Friday the 15th which will end at 12:00 PM.


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