The American Petroleum Institute and Association of American Railroads (AAR) have finalized the Crude by Rail Safety course. This course helps prepare first responders for incidents related to trains carrying crude oil.
The Crude by Rail Safety course describes the characteristics of crude oil and the rail cars it is shipped in, the response strategies to be considered, firefighting and spill response considerations, and the need for structured incident management.
This course is meant to complement existing training and provide an accessible, easily distributed program to assist communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident involving crude oil.
In addition to the safety course video, the DVD Extra’s folder also includes the 2017 Field Guide for Tank Cars, AAR Pamphlet 34, U.S. DOT Chart 16, and links to other helpful crude by rail educational references.
The program is part of the TRANSCAER© National Training Tour. To request copies of the Crude by Rail Safety Course DVD or an in-person presentation, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.