This is a password protected BNSF Website. It is solely intended for Community First Responders, our Hazmat Contractors and members of the BNSF Hazmat Team. If you are looking for general information about BNSF and how we handle hazardous materials, please visit the BNSF Rail Safety Website.

VISIT BNSF RAIL SAFETY SITE

The BNSF hazmat strategy is built on

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An Unwavering Effort to Improve Safety Performance

Through sustained focus on safety improvement, an average of 99.97 percent of hazmat trips arrive without incident.

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Strict procedures to minimize risk

No matter where our hazmat team is working, or who is in charge, we follow rigorous standard procedures to ensure safe operations across our network.

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Incident Prevention

We are continuously strengthening our hazmat safety program through forward planning and risk mitigation in order to reduce the potential for a hazmat incident.

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Intense Training

BNSF is committed to thoroughly train Community Responders, Hazmat Contractors and the BNSF Hazmat Team — in the classroom and online.

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Preparedness

In the event of a hazmat incident, our team stands ready to respond. We are well trained, well equipped and have planned ahead.

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A 165-year heritage of excellence

Celebrating our heritage and building on our success is one of BNSF’s shared values. We are proud of our 165-year history.

First responder resources

Additional Safety Resources

Operation Lifesaver and Railroad Crossing Locator tools are excellent resources
on railway and rail crossing safety.

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Commodity flow request

If you are a local emergency responder, elected- or emergency-management official and need BNSF hazmat commodity flow reports for your emergency response planning, click below to request information about shipments in your community. These are available on a confidential basis and for security reasons are not offered to the general public.

Submit a request

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Askrail: if you are first at the scene

Community Responders who arrive first to the scene of a rail emergency and need critical information about the contents of a railcar can rely on the AskRail mobile application.

This mobile app provides immediate access to accurate, real-time data about each railcar on a train. This information can help emergency responders make informed decisions about how to respond to a rail emergency.

More about askrail

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ABOUT BNSF

BNSF Railway devotes extensive resources to safely move and deliver products essential to our everyday lives, including hazardous materials. Our commitment is to transport freight safely and meet or exceed the expectations of our customers, partners, employees and the communities where we operate.

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BNSF EMPLOYEES: BECOME A RESPONDER

If you are currently employed by BNSF Railway, and if you have prior approval from your BNSF supervisor, you can request to join the BNSF Hazmat Responder Program. Applicants must work for one of the following departments:

  • Environmental
  • Operations
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering
  • Damage Prevention
  • Safety

APPLY HERE

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News and updates

1:58 pm

NEW 2017 Crude By Rail and Emergency Response Training Schedule

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BNSF Railway will once again offer Crude By Rail and Emergency Response Training workshops to municipal first responders at two locations in 2017.

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New Community Training Opportunities

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On an annual basis, BNSF Railway provides numerous railroad specific training opportunities to our local community emergency responders throughout our system.  If you are a community responder, please check out our recently added COMMUNITY TRAINING opportunities.

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11:30 am

Study confirms freight rail backbone of U.S. economy

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A new study quantifies for the first time just how vital the freight rail network is to our local, state and national economies.
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