This training may be of interest to petroleum firms, fire departments, and other response organizations along train routes.

While the large amounts of crude by rail did not materialize as predicted in California, highly flammable liquids are transported in quantity throughout the region (e.g., ethanol).

At the Continuing Challenge (www.hazmat.org) this year a cooperative effort to improve planning, preparedness, and response capabilities for an incident involving the transportation of crude oil and other flammable liquids by rail, a one-day Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) workshop will be provided.

This training was developed by the:
U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in collaboration with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), TRANSCAER®, the Association of American Railroads (AAR), rail industry owners and operators, the American Petroleum Institute (API), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the emergency response community to address the hazards associated with incidents involving HHFT