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Industrial Fire & Safety Section Announces Scholarship Program

Industrial Fire & Safety Section Announces Scholarship Program

The Industrial Fire & Safety Section has established a scholarship to provide participation in fire, safety and emergency response training.

New Mobile App is a Great Tool for IC and Emergency Responders

New Mobile App is a Great Tool for IC and Emergency Responders

IAFC hazmat project specialist checks out new app that provides the on-scene incident commander with pertinent guidance materials for managing emergency responses for high-hazard flammable train and liquid petroleum pipeline emergencies.

Hazmat Responders to Get Help in Biodetection

Hazmat Responders to Get Help in Biodetection

Researchers recently completed an evaluation of nearly three dozen field biodetection products and performed over 5,000 tests to assess their ability to accurately detect anthrax and ricin, which are potential biothreat agents that could be encountered during suspected bioterror or suspicious powder responses.

IAFC and TransCanada Extend Partnership

IAFC and TransCanada Extend Partnership

Agreement Supports Pipeline Emergency Response Training across North America.

Events

Regional Rail Response

Regional Rail Response

Join the IAFC and industry experts for a Regional Rail Response training event. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to better understand the response efforts and roles should a derailment or incident occur and to discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Regional Rail Response

Regional Rail Response

Join the IAFC and industry experts for a Regional Rail Response training event. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to better understand the response efforts and roles should a derailment or incident occur and to discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Regional Rail Response

Regional Rail Response

Join the IAFC and industry experts for a Regional Rail Response training event. The training is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to better understand the response efforts and roles should a derailment or incident occur and to discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil.

Ethanol plant

Ethanol Emergencies Training

Upon completion of this 2-hour, online course, students will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels including the use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation modes, transfer operations, basics of foam, suggested responder tactics and strategies, and environmental issues.

International Hazmat Response Teams Conference

International Hazmat Response Teams Conference

IAFC's Hazmat Conference provides the latest classroom, hands-on and field trip-based training on what's new in hazmat, covering all aspects of hazmat, including transportation, safety, WMD, gear, terrorism, mass decontamination, bioterrorism and more. The hazmat exhibit floor includes outdoor demonstrations of hazardous materials gear and equipment.

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Propane Emergencies

This web-based training course expands awareness of critical response information and issues related to propane hazards

Regional Rail Response Training

Regional Rail Response Training  is taught by the IAFC in association with the ALERT Grant from DOT PHMSA. It is designed to bring local and regional agencies together to understand better the response efforts and roles should a train derailment, or incident occurs and to discuss unified and coordinated response activities to a train derailment scenario, involving crude oil. After this 8-hour session, you will be better prepared to respond to a rail incident. Visit our Training Page to view upcoming events

Resources

ALOHA Fact Sheet

ALOHA Software

ALOHA is the hazard modeling software program for the CAMEO software suite, which is used widely to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies.

Ask Rail

AskRail™ App

A mobile app is a safety tool that provides first responders immediate access to accurate, timely data about what type of hazardous materials a railcar is carrying so they can make an informed decision about how to respond to a rail emergency.

CAMEO Chemical Database

CAMEO Chemical Database

CAMEO is a system of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies and to assist first responders.

CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC

CHEMTREC is the definitive resource and serves as a round-the-clock solutions provider of immediate critical response information for incidents involving hazmat and dangerous goods.

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

PHMSA's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

Field Guide to Tank Cars AAR)

Field Guide to Tank Cars (AAR)

Field Guide to Tank Cars is intended to be used by emergency responders and others involved with railroad tank cars. It provides information on the types, safety systems, stenciling, and markings of tank cars utilized to transport regulated (hazardous materials/dangerous goods) and nonregulated commodities

Summary: Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making

Hazmat Technology for Rail Planning and Decision Making (Summary)

A rail incident, whether it is freight or passenger, is a low frequency/high impact event that can overwhelm a municipality. Even though rail resources will be dispatched, local first responders will be the first on the scene and will be responsible to manage the incident until other assets arrive.

MARPLOT Software

MARPLOT Software

The Mapping Application for Response, Planning, and Local Operational Tasks (MARPLOT) is the mapping program for the CAMEO software suite. MARPLOT is known for the easy-to-use GIS interface which is widely used to plan for and respond to chemical/hazardous materials emergencies.

Rail Crossing Locator

Rail Crossing Locator

A planning tool. Users enter a specific location and the app locate highway-grade crossings in their area and important information, such as the physical characteristics of a crossing and the type of traffic control devices used.

SecureNow

SecureNow

A map-based geographical train and rail car monitoring tool allowing homeland security and emergency management centers to track CSX trains in real-time.

WISER

WISER

WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.