Community Training

Hazmat Training in Your Community

Build your skills with free railroad familiarization courses for community emergency responders.

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

This virtual event will focus on preparing community first responders and emergency management professionals on how to effectively respond to a railroad hazardous materials emergency. We will cover essential elements of emergency response, such as initial response tools for assessing the scene, BNSF’s response capabilities, communication protocols, and crucial coordination with the railroad. Participants will learn about the unique challenges and safety concerns associated with railroad incidents involving hazardous materials, and how to minimize risks and safeguard your communities. By the conclusion of this webinar, you will be better equipped to respond to a railroad emergency.

The event will take place on 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!

60 Minutes

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As a member of Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TransCAER®), BNSF provides a no-cost railroad hazardous materials familiarization course for community emergency responders. This four-hour course uses a combination of classroom and hands-on modules.

Training is conducted at the location of your choice, with a minimum of 20 participants.

The following GIS link will help you understand the railroad network through your area.  Please ensure before requesting training,  BNSF tracks run through or near your location.

Federal Railroad Administration GIS

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More information

Click below to download the Railroad Emergency Response and Hazardous Materials Awareness Training flyer.