Illinois Fire Service Institute

 

Flammable Liquids by Rail Awareness : 4 Hours

Student Fee

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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

  Syllabus - Flammable Liquids by Rail Awareness V 3.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • hazardous materials

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to taking this course



If you have specific questions about this course contact CHRISTOPHER DOWNEY

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