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1220 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 • Phone: (615) 898-7764 • Fax:( 615) 898-7840

Training Schedule

Please contact Rutherford County Emergency Management Agency for training applications.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Each class must have a minimum of 15 students,

If this number is not met class will be canceled and notifications will be sent out.

For training questions and applications please contact the EMA

1220 W. College St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7764
Fax: (615) 898-7840



January 21st Start Time: 9am

Special Operations Training Room

585  Fortress Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 

This 4-hour course covers the basic skills to recognize, detect, and identify the presence of hazardous materials during an emergency. Students will learn how to define and describe how hazardous materials are classified; understand the risks associated with them and proper notification procedures Other topics of instruction include: Understanding the importance of initiating command and control activities during a hazardous materials incident, surveying a hazardous material incident and identifying the containment systems and materials involved, and use of the Emergency Response Guidebook.

Students who successfully complete this course will have met the standards under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 (2008).

Seating is limited. Applications required ASAP. No-prerequisites required.

Contact EMA for Application.


AWR-147 Rail Car Indicent Response (8hrs)

March 4th Start Time: 08:00

Rutherford County EMA 1220 W College St. Murfreesboro

Rail Car Incident Response is an eight-hour, awareness-level training program developed to educate rural emergency

responders on freight rail car incidents involving hazardousmaterials. Because most freight rail traffic traverses rural areas, it is

important that rural responders, especially those in resource limited areas, understand the dangers and unique hazards

these incidents present. Although safeguards are in place to prevent hazardous materials from causing harm under

normal transportation, storage, handling and use, if any of these safeguards are circumvented or removed there is the

potential for great harm. Due to the variety and volume of materials that can be involved in a freight rail car incident, it is

imperative that emergency responders be well trained. Participants will gain an understanding of potential hazards

at a train derailment, the properties of specific chemicals, and various incident control, confinement, and containment

mitigation techniques. Upon completion of this course, participants should be better prepared to recognize and

characterize different types of freight rail cars, potential leaks, and courses of action to be taken based on initial assessment

without endangering the health and safety of the responders.

Key elements of the course:

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

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

• Explaining the incident to determine the damage to the car, potential hazards, and appropriate protective actions

• Recognizing possible mitigation strategies for breached freight cars

• Assisting with incident management

• Identifying Federal, state and private sector resources available to assist in the response effort

Qualifies as 8 hrs continued HAZMAT Tech Training

Registration Deadline

All participants must register by Feb. 18, 2015, 5 p.m. to ensure their spot in the course.

TO REGISTER: Go to this URL-









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