Community Responders

Welcome Community Responders

The information in this website is intended to support you in your critical position as often the first at the scene of an emergency. This site offers access to training materials and valuable hazmat resources so that you can prepare for and safely respond in the event of a railroad hazmat incident in your community.

Training

To ensure that our hazmat contractor partnerships are mutually rewarding, we offer two important outlets for sharing information best practices.

Webinar – First Responder Preparedness and Response to a Railroad Hazmat Emergency

This 60 minute virtual event will focus on preparing community first responders and emergency management professionals on how to effectively respond to a railroad hazardous materials emergency.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 11:00 – 12:00 (Central Daylight Time). Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge in railroad emergency response. Register now!

Find Out More & Register

Online

Build your confidence and knowledge by registering to view these BNSF hazmat training videos, produced to help you safely and effectively respond to railway hazmat incidents.

Access Online Learning Center

Community

Participate in free hazmat training in your community. BNSF is a member of Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER®), which provides no-cost railroad hazardous materials familiarization course for community emergency responders.

Access community training

Essential Resources

The following resources are intended to help and support Community Responders.

Hazmat equipment

BNSF has strategically staged specialized hazmat equipment across our network.

More about equipment

System Emergency Response Plan

This document will walk you through the procedures you should follow in the event of a hazmat emergency.

Download (PDF)

Hazmat Commodity Flow Request

Local emergency responders and elected- or emergency-management officials can request BNSF hazmat commodity flow reports for emergency response planning.

Request Report

AskRail Mobile App

This invitation-only app provides immediate access to accurate, real-time data about each railcar on a train.

Request AskRail Access

News & Updates

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Webinar – First Responder Preparedness and Response to a Railroad Hazmat Emergency

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 11:00 – 12:00 (Central Daylight Time).

This 60 minute virtual event will focus on preparing community first responders and emergency management professionals on how to effectively respond to a railroad hazardous materials emergency. read more….