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Free - Railroad Emergency Response & Hazardous Materials Awareness Training

Repeating 3-hour sessions; Sept 17 -19; Pittsburg, CA

2013 Pittsburg Tour - Announcement Flyer

The Dow Chemical Company and the national TRANSCAER organization will be sponsoring free railroad emergency response and hazardous materials awareness training September 17, 18 and 19 in Pittsburg, California. Training will cover Locomotives and Tank Cars; Toxic Inhalation Hazard Materials and Flammable Gases; Capping Kits; and Leaks Approach, Investigation and Mitigation. Training is hands on utilizing a specialized railroad cars equipped for training emergency responders. Training is conducted by experienced industry responders.

Class sessions are three hours in length and are planned to be offered at the following times each day;  

  • 9 am to 12 Noon  
  • 1 pm to 4 pm

Classes cover the same information and exercises each session.

Interested parties are encouraged to register online through the TRANSCAER website (see link below);


Dates and sessions may change based on registrations and/or confirmations received.   

For additional information, please contact Scott Etzel, The Dow Chemical Company, 925-432-5410, setzel@dow.com  

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. TRANSCAER® members consist of volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distributor, and emergency response industries, as well as the government.

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