Illinois Fire Service Institute


Flammable Liquids by Rail Operations : 8.00 Hours

Course Description

This 8-hour course is designed for any first responder who could respond to a railroad emergency involving flammable liquids. Any responder with a rail line in their jurisdiction would benefit from this training. Students will have the opportunity to learn more in depth information about flammable liquids shipped by rail and their characteristics. They will receive in depth information on the types of rail road cars used to ship flammable liquids and their construction, safety features, markings and other important characteristics. They will also have the opportunity to participate in hands on evolutions learning how to properly cool rail cars involved in flammable liquid fires. They will be able to learn and practice foam application techniques on rail cars. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will have an increased level of understanding on how to deal with flammable liquid emergencies on the railroads.


  Syllabus - FLBRO.pdf


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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