Crude By Rail / Flammable Liquids Training

Crude By Rail (CBR) / Class 3 Flammable Liquids

Build your skills with a free Crude By Rail and Flammable Liquids Training for municipal first responders in 2019.


BNSF Railway will offer Crude By Rail / Flammable Liquids Training workshops to municipal first responders in 2019. This no cost training program will provide first responders with the basic knowledge, skill and abilities to respond to incidents involving Crude By Rail (CBR). The program is delivered over 3 days (24 hours) with over 60% of the time spent on field exercises.


  • The Chemical and Physical Properties of the Different Types of Crude Oil Transported
  • Basic Site Safety and Damage Assessment
  • Tank Car Design and Construction
  • Tactical Control Methods
  • Application of Firefighting Foam Agents
  • Water and Spill Control Procedures
  • Planning for Crude Oil Incidents
  • Potential Environmental Impacts


Courses will be offered at two locations:

SERTC – May 13 – May 15, 2019 – SOLD OUT

SERTC – May 15 – 17, 2019 –SOLD OUT

TEEX – October 7-9, 2019 – 1 Seat Available

TEEX – October 9-11, 2019  – SOLD OUT

Crude By Rail / Flammable Liquids Experience

The field training evolutions will include a demonstration of crude oil fires, boil overs and application of foam to crude oil incidents, as well as advanced fire fighting techniques.

The evaluation will culminate in a full-scale derailment exercise.

  • No cost to attendees for tuition
  • No cost to attendees for travel expenses – air, rental car and hotel are prepaid. Items such as airline baggage fees, evening meals, rental car gasoline and home airport travel mileage expense (if applicable) will be reimbursed through a prepaid Visa card.


    1. Fire Fighter 1 or Equivalent Level of Training
    2. Hazardous Materials Operations