Our Partners


Crude by Rail:

No Charge — Web-Based Crude by Rail Training for Emergency Responders. The Association of American Railroads, in cooperation with the seven major railroads, BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP are now offering, at no charge to emergency responders, Crude by Rail Web Based Training.

This program, developed by TTCI-SERTC, is designed for and gives the emergency responder the basic knowledge to respond to incidents involving CBR.  The web-based training is designed for your convenience.  You decide when and where to start your training. Instructors teach this program in a format that is easy for you to understand, and it gives you the foundational information needed to make basic protective decisions in the event an incident happens in your jurisdiction

The program covers:

  • History of crude oil
  • Planning and working with the railroads
  • Basic tank car recognition and design
  • Chemical, physical, and toxic properties of the different crude oil transported
  • Basic site and damage assessment
  • Tactical product control methods, including the application of firefighting foam agents, water and spill control procedures

Click the link below to register and get started



Flammable Liquids Transported By Rail

The Security and Emergency Response Training Center (SERTC) in partnership with the Center for Rural Development (CRD) have released “Introduction to Flammable Liquids Training”. This is a Web Based Training program that is available at no charge to emergency responders. This Web Based Training program is designed to assist volunteer and rural emergency responders with the understanding of, preparing for, and appropriate response to incidents involving flammable liquids including crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids that travel by rail through their communities. This self-paced program is designed to build a strong foundation for the emergency responder.

The program, developed by SERTC, is designed to be a self-paced program where the participant can start and stop as needed throughout the 4 hour program. A base evaluation starts the program and ends with a final evaluation to allow the participant to gauge what has been learned. Upon successful completion, the participant will receive a certificate of completion.

In order to assist all emergency responders, this program has the added value of being closed captioned to assist those that have specific needs.

The program covers:

  • Introduction
  • History of Flammable Liquids
  • Planning for Flammable Liquid Incidents
  • Tank car recognition and design
  • Chemical and physical properties and Monitoring
  • Site Assessment
  • Tactical Considerations for Flammable Liquid Incidents

This training was developed with grant funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration under Agreement # HM-ALT-003-15-01-00

Click the link below to register and get started



Course Offerings

Pipeline Emergency Response Training

The National Association of State Fire Marshals is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of the Pipeline Emergencies curriculum program is now available in an interactive, on-line, and free training portal.

This on-line program has been developed to provide the best possible learning experience for the user and combines that with the “Best in Class” training curriculum Pipeline Emergencies 2nd Edition.  While on-line training certainly isn’t new or unique, this program is designed with the user in mind and to be interactive and engaging.  

National Association of State Fire Marshals issued certificate. 
To create an account on the NASFM site click here.

Online Courage to Be Safe® 
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Everyone Goes Home® 
Courage to Be Safe is an online training program that challenges the firefighter to think safety in all that they do.

National Fallen Firefighter Foundation issued certificate. 
To create an account on the NFFF site click here.

NFA Courses, Catalogs & Schedules

National Fire Academy courses, catalogs and schedules

free courses target middle- and top-level fire officers, fire service instructors, technical professionals, and representatives from allied professions. Any person with substantial involvement in fire prevention and control, emergency medical services, or fire-related emergency management activities may apply for NFA courses. 

To find a course click here.


International Association of Fire Chiefs
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents the leadership of firefighters and emergency responders worldwide; our members are the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety policy. Since 1873, the IAFC has provided a forum for fire and emergency service leaders to exchange ideas, develop professionally and uncover the latest products and services available to first responders.

IAFC certificate upon completion
To create an account on the IAFC site click here.
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