COURSE DESCRIPTION: Tank Car Specialist (TCS), 5-day, 40-hr course | NTED Course Catalog #PER-290 Required Training: NIMS/ICS IS-100b, IS-200b, IS-700a
This FEMA certified 40-hour course is designed to address specific fundamentals and skills associated with an emergency response to a rail surface transportation incident involving HazMat/WMD. The TCS course will provide technical knowledge pertaining to tank cars, including damage assessment, oversight for product removal, and movement of damaged tank and other rail cars present. Students will conduct site assessments of incidents, damage assessments of the containers, and will conduct product removal using different transfer techniques on the various DOT containers used in rail transportation. The skills acquired at this specialty course are above and beyond that of a HazMat/WMD technician. The TCS course provides technical information and includes extensive hands-on practice of incident actions on full-scale scenario-based rail HazMat/WMD surface transportation incidents.
Participants learn about various types of rail cars, their nomenclature, design features, commodities, and common types of leaks involved during an emergency. Containment measures, product transfer techniques, and liquid/vapor flaring options are also covered. This Tank Car Specialist course covers the technical skills and knowledge necessary for effectively managing a HazMat/WMD incident in a rail transportation emergency. Most of the training is hands-on, conducted in the field
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