CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE TRIPR HIGH HAZARD FLAMMABLE TRAINS 3.0 PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION CLICK TODISCLAIMER EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE Neither the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), TRANSCAER, American Petroleum Institute (API), Association of American Railroads (AAR) or the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) or any of their employees, subcontractors, consultants, or other assigns make any warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, completeness, or utility of the information contained herein, or assume any liability or responsibility for any use, or the results of such use, of any information or process disclosed in this publication, or represent that its use would not infringe upon privately owned rights. This information is designed to supplement existing training resources and should not be relied
upon exclusively as a standalone curriculum. Sound scientific and safety judgment should be used in employing the information contained herein. Where applicable, authorities having jurisdiction should be consulted. Neither PHMSA, FRA, TRANSCAER, API, AAR nor RFA are undertaking to meet the duties of employers, manufacturers, or suppliers to warn and properly train and equip their employees, and others exposed, concerning health and safety risks and precautions, nor undertaking their obligations to comply with authorities having jurisdiction. 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK TOOBJECTIVES EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE Recognize, identify, and verify the presence of hazardous materials and the extent of the problem. Determine the identity of the rail carrier involved. Identify the critical information that needs to be gathered and forwarded to the railroad. Identify options for determining wind and weather conditions affecting the incident and how weather conditions may affect the
spilled and/or released commodity. 3.0 Problem Identification GENERAL CLICK TO EDIT SERVICE MASTER TANKTITLE CARS STYLE Pressure relief device reduces the pressure inside the car and acts as a thermal protection system in case of a derailment and fire. Head shields improve puncture resistance in a derailment
Bottom fittings and Bottom outlet protection 3.0 Problem Identification The tank shell holds the product and thicker tank material improves puncture resistance CLICK DOT 117 TO SPECIFICATION EDIT MASTER TITLE CAR STYLE CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE 3.0 Problem Identification
CLICK CONTAINER TO EDITINFORMATION MASTER TITLE STYLE All information related to an individual rail car is referenced by use of the car initials and number known as the reporting marks. The cars initials and numbers are stenciled on both left-hand sides of the car (facing the car) and on both ends of the car. WRITE THESE DOWN! 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK IDENTIFY TO EDIT THE
MASTER PROBLEM TITLE STYLE Recognize, identify, and verify the presence of hazardous materials at the incident site: Container shapes Container reporting marks and numbers Placards UN identification numbers Train consist
Direct reading instruments Your senses 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK TO DOT EDIT CHART MASTER 16 TITLE STYLE 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK TO EDIT MASTER TITLE STYLE RAILROAD
SHIPPING PAPERS Cars listed in order Box of asterisks Click to reveal identifies description HAZMAT car DOT Proper Shipping Click to Name (PSN) reveal
and description information 24-Hr emergency Click to reveal contact description number for shipper CLICK VERIFYING TO EDITTHE MASTER HAZMAT TITLE STYLE 3.0 Problem Identification
CLICK TO SCENE EDITSIZE MASTER UP TITLE STYLE Locate ID numbers, placards, markings, labels. Identify and verify the Hazmat. Identify rail carrier, locate crew, and obtain train consist. Have rail carrier stop train traffic. Look for above ground and buried utilities within rail corridor. 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK
WHOTO OWNS EDITTHIS MASTER TRACK? TITLE STYLE Determine the rail carrier: Process starts BEFORE the incident Understand the local Emergency Response Plan Talk with the train crew Track and crossing markings Reporting numbers on tank cars The train may be operating on another railroads tracks. 3.0 Problem Identification
CLICK TO EDIT ASK RAIL MASTER TITLE STYLE App Links Include: https://askrail.us View Train Links to FiRST Links to Guide # in the ERG Direct Dial Link
Railroad Contact Information Hazardous Materials: Top 125 ERG Guides ERG Contacts List of Hazardous Materials AskRailTM is a free mobile application that provides immediate access to accurate, near real-time information about railcars carrying hazardous materials on a train. It serves emergency responders who arrive first to the scene of a rail incident and helps them make informed decisions about how to respond to a rail incident. The app has two levels of functionality, depending on user permission: Single Car Lookup and Consist Lookup. 3.0 Problem Identification CRITICAL CLICK TO INFORMATION EDIT MASTER TOTITLE PASS ON
STYLE Critical information for responders to pass on to the rail carrier: Extent of the damage seen Topography of the incident area Current weather conditions If photos can be taken and transmitted electronically, do so Any downed power or signal/communication lines, buried utilities or above ground switch heating systems
3.0 Problem Identification CLICK WHATS TO EDIT THEMASTER WEATHER? TITLE STYLE Weather, as well as terrain, will drive where any spilled/released product will go. Monitor wind and weather conditions affecting the incident and determine how these factors influence the path of spilled/released commodity. 3.0 Problem Identification
CLICK REFERENCE TO EDITSHEET MASTER RECAP TITLE STYLE Commodity Preparedness and Incident Management Reference Sheet Problem Identification 3.0 Problem Identification LESSONS CLICKLEARNED TO EDIT & MASTER
RESPONDER TITLETIPS STYLE First responders need a better understanding of rail documents. The shipper emergency contact is a key source of product information. Make sure they stay available or send a representative to the scene. Ensure that you have the correct email addresses and fax numbers when sending information electronically. 3.0 Problem Identification LESSONS CLICKLEARNED TO EDIT & MASTER RESPONDER TITLETIPS
STYLE The National Weather Service (NWS) can provide a plume dispersion forecast to support decision-making. In one incident, data was received within 30 minutes of the request and was helpful to make assessments of potential downwind impacts. 3.0 Problem Identification CLICK TO EDIT SUMMARY MASTER TITLE STYLE In this module we presented the following information: How to recognize, identify, and verify the presence of hazardous materials and the extent of the problem. How to determine the identity of the rail carrier involved. Identification of the critical information that needs to be gathered and forwarded to the railroad.
Options for determining wind and weather conditions affecting the incident and how weather conditions may affect the spilled and/or released commodity. 3.0 Problem Identification
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