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Posted on: September 15, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Transportation Incident Preparedness & Response: “Flammable Liquid Unit Trains” for First Responders

PA State Fire Academy

Course Offering for all first responders and emergency management personnel in Westmoreland County:

The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering this 8 hour class utilizing curriculum developed by numerous agencies working with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This course provides critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving unit trains hauling Hazard Class 3 flammable liquids such as Petroleum crude oil and ethanol.

A key component of this class is to learn from past experiences and to leverage the expertise of public safety agencies, rail carriers, and industry subject matter experts in order to prepare first responders to safely manage unit train rail incidents involving commodities such as crude oil and ethanol.

Sign up fast, there will be a limit of 60 per class . Sign up for October or November class NOW!

Oct 17, 2015 East Huntingdon Twp VFC TRIPR Training
View Training Flyer
Oct 17 Registration form

Nov 21, 2015 Hempfield Twp Municipal Bldg TRIPR AEER
Registration Form

These classes are being sponsored by the Westmoreland County L.E.P.C. Local Emergency Planning Commission, Chairperson-Les Harvey and Department of Public Safety, Director-“Bud” Mertz.

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