Community Training

Hazmat Training in Your Community

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

TRANSCAER HAZMAT & Transportation Training

Please join BNSF and TRANSCAER for a multiple sponsor HAZMAT and Transportation training event in Oklahoma City, OK. This training will include both a classroom session and field exercise.

Multiple sessions available starting April 19 and continue through April 21.  Class size is limited, please register early.

Event Focus

Highway (including a DOT 407 & MC 331 onsite)
Ethanol Emergency Response
Safety Considerations While Working Around a Railroad
Flagging Procedures to Stop a Train
Emergency Contact Phone Numbers and Methods
Specialized Equipment and Resources
Types of Hazardous Materials Transported
Shipping Papers Used in Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Understanding and Use of a Train List
Hazardous Classification Review
Risk Analysis and Traffic Flow
Railroad’s Role in the Incident Command System
Types of Railroad Cars and Locomotive Safety Considerations
Damage Assessment
Different Types of Crude Oil Transportation via Rail
Properties of Crude Oil
Emergency Response Considerations
Industrial Firefighting Considerations

More Info and to register


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

Request Training Here

More information

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