TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response Sign up Deadline is May 20th


May 16, 2017


AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response

Sign Up Deadline is May 20th!

June 3, 2017

AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response is an 8-hour, awareness level course developed to educate rural emergency responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardous materials.

Upon completion of this DHS approved course, participants will be better prepared to respond to a freight rail car incident without endangering the health and safety of responders.

Key points covered in this course

  • Identifying the design, construction, components and markings of rail tank cars

  • Recognizing the chemical being transported, and the manner in which the chemical must be considered in an emergency

  • Determining damage to the car and the potential hazard to people, property and the environment

  • Recognizing possible mitigation strategies for breached freight cars

  • Identifying characteristics and key resources in the rail/freight industry as well as federal, state, and private resources available to assist in a response effort

Prerequisites: U.S. Citizenship

Course Location:

Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department 105 East Main St. Dover-Foxcroft ‚ ME

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

To register, please visit our website:

For facility or location questions contact Thomas Capraro at 207-564-8660 or



John Kayser