Illinois Fire Service Institute


Flammable Liquids by Rail Awareness : 4.00 Hours

Course Description

The Flammable Liquids by Rail Awareness class will introduce students to the recent increase in crude oil shipments by rail. This course will cover the basic chemical and physical properties of the types of crude being transported. In addition, we will discuss basic railcar design features, unit vs. manifest trains, common railroad terminology, and techniques for contacting and working with the railroad. The course will touch on tactics and strategies for handling crude oil train derailments, but will not teach the student how to employ these tactics. Lastly, the course will look at case studies of recent crude train
derailments and discuss lessons learned.


  Syllabus - Flammable Liquids by Rail Awareness V 3.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • hazardous materials


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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effingham Mon, Nov 15 2021 -
Mon, Nov 15 2021

Applicable Credits

Hours 1
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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