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.
Because most freight rail traffic traverses rural areas, it is
important that rural responders, especially those in
resource-limited areas, understand the dangers and unique
hazards these incidents present. Although safeguards are in
place to prevent hazardous materials from causing harm under
normal transportation, storage, handling and use, if any of these
safeguards are circumvented, there is potential for great harm.
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
• 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
*Please note all foreign nationals need to complete a DHS Foreign National
Visitor Request Form by December 18, 2019 in order to attend this course. Contact
John Kayser with any questions.
Sidney, OH / January 18, 2020
Registration Deadline: January 4, 2020
Training sponsored by:
Shelby County Fire Fighters Association
Training site: Sidney Fire Station 1,
222 W. Poplar St.
Sidney, OH 45365
Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Prerequisites: U.S. Citizenship
To register, please visit our website:
Please sign-up no later than January 4, 2020 as a minimum of 20
registrations must be received by this date in order to confirm the class
will be held. Should you have any questions regarding the facility or location
please contact Tim Siegel at 937-726-0682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.