Welcome BNSF Railway Customers

BNSF strives to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers as we deliver products essential to our everyday lives, including hazardous materials. The following guidance documents are intended to help support customers, by providing some industry guidelines and reference material for shipping hazardous materials.

General Resources

BNSF devotes extensive resources to move and deliver products safely. In this section you will find resource material to help prevent a hazardous materials non-accident release (NAR).

Non-Accidental Release (NAR) Reduction

Be informed. Knowing what to look for and understanding what may cause a hazardous material, non-accidental release can reduce the potential risk and allow for timely deliveries.

NAR Reference Documents

Recommended Method for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Non-Pressure (General Service) and Pressure Tank Cars

Provides general guidelines for  the selection of tank cars and recommended procedures for loading and unloading the cars.

CPC-1245 Pamphlet 34

BNSF Hazmat Safety

BNSF believes that every accident and injury is preventable.  BNSF’s vision is to operate injury and accident free, and we work each day to make that vision  a reality through our extensive safety programs, training and technology.

Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS)

RCMS is an integrated health, safety, security, and environmental management system based on the principles of responsible care and offers an integrated, structured approach to improve company performances in community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; and process and product safety.

BNSF RCMS Audit Findings

BNSF RCMS Verification Certificate

News & Updates

10:45 pm

BNSF Fire Train

BNSF’s large fleet of firefighting rail equipment is far advanced from the basic water-filled tank cars of the past.  Specialized equipment and training help protect assets from wildfire damage.


1:58 pm

NEW 2017 Crude By Rail and Emergency Response Training Schedule

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BNSF Railway will once again offer Crude By Rail and Emergency Response Training workshops to municipal first responders at two locations in 2017.


4:00 pm

New Community Training Opportunities


On an annual basis, BNSF Railway provides numerous railroad specific training opportunities to our local community emergency responders throughout our system.  If you are a community responder, please check out our recently added COMMUNITY TRAINING opportunities.