Community Training

Hazmat Training in Your Community

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


Please join BNSF for one of our Community Training Live Webinars.

As a member of Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TransCAER®), BNSF is offering live webinars from a rail industry perspective to ensure community emergency responders receive a better understanding of how to respond to a railroad emergency.

Webinar Topics:

  • Railroad Emergency Response / HazMat Awareness (Prerequisite to all other webinars)
  • Railcar Knowledge for First Responders
  • Locomotive Awareness and Response
  • Initial Response to a Rail Incident
  • Hazmat Derailment Scenarios
  • Tank Car Hazmat Non-Accident Release Scenarios

To see available webinars and to register:

Webinar Events


Due to COVID-19 we are not conducting on-site community training at this time.  If you would like to put your name on a waiting list to receive training once travel and social distancing restrictions have been lifted, please select “Request Training Here”.


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.

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.